Place:Finistère, France

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NameFinistère
Alt namesFinis Terraesource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 293
Finisteresource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Finistèresource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Penn-ar-Bedsource: Wikipedia
TypeDépartement
Coordinates48.333°N 4°W
Located inFrance     (1790 - )
Also located inBretagne, France    
Contained Places
Commune
Huelgoat
La Roche-Maurice
Morlaix
Ouessant
Pont-Aven
Querrien
Quimper ( 500 - )
Quimperlé
Quéménéven
Roscoff
General region
Cornouaille
Inhabited place
Audierne
Bodilis
Brest
Briec
Carhaix-Plouguer
Concarneau
Crozon
Cĥteaulin
Daoulas
Douarnenez
Fouesnant
Guilvinec
Guimiliau
Kerdévot
La Martyre
Lampaul-Guimiliau
Landerneau
Landivisiau
Lannilis
Le Drennec
Le Pouldu
Lesneven
Locmélar
Locronan
Pleyben
Plogastel-Saint-Germain
Ploudalmézeau
Ploudiry
Plougastel-Daoulas
Plougonven
Plourin
Pont-Croix
Pont-L'Abbé
Rosporden
Saint-Guénolé
Saint-Jean-Trolimon
Saint-Pol-de-Léon
Saint-Renan
Scaër
Sizun
Tréboul
Tréflez
Trémaouézan
Unknown
Argol
Arzano
Bannalec
Baye
Berrien
Beuzec-Cap-Sizun
Bohars
Bolazec
Botmeur
Botsorhel
Bourg-Blanc
Brasparts
Brennilis
Brélès
Bénodet
Camaret-sur-Mer
Carantec
Cast
Châteaulin
Châteauneuf-du-Faou
Clohars-Carnoët
Clohars-Fouesnant
Cléden-Cap-Sizun
Cléden-Poher
Cléder
Coat-Méal
Collorec
Combrit
Commana
Coray
Dinéault
Dirinon
Edern
Elliant
Ergué-Gabéric
Esquibien
Garlan
Gouesnach
Gouesnou
Goulien
Goulven
Gouézec
Guengat
Guerlesquin
Guiclan
Guilers
Guilligomarc'h
Guimaëc
Guipronvel
Guissény
Hanvec
Henvic
Hôpital-Camfrout
Ile-Molène
Ile-Tudy
Ile-de-Batz
Ile-de-Sein
Irvillac
Kergloff
Kerlouan
Kernilis
Kernouës
Kernével
La Feuillée
La Forest-Landerneau
La Forêt-Fouesnant
Lampaul-Plouarzel
Lanarvily
Landrévarzec
Landudal
Landudec
Landunvez
Landéda
Langolen
Lanhouarneau
Lanildut
Lanmeur
Lanneuffret
Lanrivoaré
Le Brennec
Le Cloître-Pleyben
Le Cloître-Saint-Thégonnec
Le Conquet
Le Faou
Le Folgoët
Le Ponthou
Le Tréhou
Le Trévoux
Lennon
Leuhan
Loc-Brévalaire
Loc-Eguiner
Locmaria-Berrien
Locmaria-Plouzané
Locquirec
Loctudy
Logonna-Daoulas
Lopérec
Loqueffret
Melgven
Motreff
Pleuven
Pleyber-Christ
Plobannalec
Plogoff
Plogonnec
Plomelin
Plomeur
Plomodiern
Plonéis
Plonéour-Lanvern
Plonévez-Porzay
Plonévez-du-Faou
Plouarzel
Ploudaniel
Plouescat
Plougar
Plougasnou
Plougonvelin
Plougoulm
Plougourvest
Plouguerneau
Plouguin
Plouhinec
Plouider
Plouigneau
Ploumoguer
Plounéour-Ménez
Plounéour-Trez
Plounéventer
Plounévez-Lochrist
Plounévézel
Plouvien
Plouvorn
Plouyé
Plouzané
Plouzévédé
Plouédern
Plouégat-Guérand
Plouégat-Moysan
Plouénan
Plouézoch
Plovan
Plozévet
Ploéven
Pluguffan
Pont-de-Buis-lès-Quimerch
Porspoder
Port-Launay
Pouldergat
Pouldreuzic
Poullan-sur-Mer
Poullaouen
Primelin
Riec-sur-Belon
Roscanvel
Rosnoën
Rumengol
Rédené
Saint-Coulitz
Saint-Derrien
Saint-Divy
Saint-Eloy
Saint-Evarzec
Saint-Frégant
Saint-Goazec
Saint-Hernin
Saint-Jean-du-Doigt
Saint-Martin-des-Champs
Saint-Méen
Saint-Nic
Saint-Pabu
Saint-Sauveur
Saint-Servais
Saint-Ségal
Saint-Thois
Saint-Thonan
Saint-Thurien
Saint-Thégonnec
Saint-Urbain
Saint-Vougay
Saint-Yvy
Sainte-Sève
Santec
Scrignac
Sibiril
Spézet
Taulé
Telgruc-sur-Mer
Tourch
Treffiagat
Trébabu
Tréflaouénan
Tréflévénez
Trégarantec
Trégarvan
Tréglonou
Trégourez
Tréguennec
Tréméoc
Tréméven
Tréogat
Tréouergat
Trézilidé
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Finistère is a department of France in the extreme west of Brittany.

History

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The name Finistère derives from the Latin Finis Terræ, meaning end of the earth. In England and Cornwall, such an area is called Land's End. The Breton name for Finistère, Penn ar Bed, translates as "Head/End of the World" and is similar to the Cornish equivalent for Land's End, Pedn-an-Wlas (Head/End of the country). Finistère is not to be confused with Finisterre in Spain.


The present department (equivalent to a county) consists of the historical region of pre-revolutionary Léon and parts of Cornouaille and Trégor.

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