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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 823 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CONCARNEAU, a fishing port of western France in the department of Finistere, 14 M. by road S.E. of Quimper. Pop. (1906) 7887. The town occupies a picturesque situation on an inlet opening into the Bay of La Foret. The old portion stands on an island, and is surrounded by ramparts, parts of which are believed to date from the 14th century. It is an important centre of the sardine, mackerel and lobster fisheries. Sardine-preserving, boat-building and the manufacture of sardine-boxes are carried on.
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