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Concarneau (Konk-Kerne in Breton) is a municipality in the department of Finistere in Brittany in France.

Concarneau is situated in the southern department of Finist鋨e, in an area known as the Cornwall (Land of Britain under the Old Regime).

The town of Concarneau is centered around her close-City and its port, its long fishing port was the main activity of the city. Today, the city still lives around its ramparts, but tourism and shipbuilding became important activities in the city.
The name Concarneau, Konk-Kerne Breton seems to come in the assembly of the following words:

konk, or conc concq, cove or bay, who gave the word conch in other sites of the French Atlantic coast (in Royan among others). This term includes a large shell by Gregory Rostrenen a corner or edge by Pelletier and by Catholicon (Old dictionary Breton).
Kerne whose translation seems pretty unanimous, meaning Cornish Breton. Note the spelling Kerneo in old Breton (same pronunciation, with the notation v, as in the current Kernevez spelling), which explains the suffix-water in the French version.
Thus, according to translations Concarneau means "shelter cove or bay of Cornwall" which can be compared to Konk-Leon (The Conquest) thus meaning cove or bay of Leon. The name corresponds to the situation of the city, built from the outset on an island in the middle of an estuary.

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