Lacanau

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Lacanau
Lacanau-ocean plage 2013(05).JPG
Coat of arms of Lacanau
Coat of arms
Lacanau is located in France
Lacanau
Lacanau
Coordinates: 44°58′49″N 1°04′42″W / 44.9803°N 1.0783°W / 44.9803; -1.0783Coordinates: 44°58′49″N 1°04′42″W / 44.9803°N 1.0783°W / 44.9803; -1.0783
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Bordeaux
Canton Castelnau-de-Médoc
Intercommunality Lacs Médocains
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel David
Area1 214.02 km2 (82.63 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 4,381
 • Density 20/km2 (53/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33214 / 33680
Elevation 0–66 m (0–217 ft)
(avg. 18 m or 59 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Lacanau is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France. Lacanau is a surfing area.

Lacanau is a member of the Community of Municipalities Médoc's Lakes which includes the municipalities of Lacanau, Carcans and Hourtin : the territory Médoc Océan : http://www.medococean.co.uk/

History[edit]

The United States Navy established a naval air station at Moutchic on 31 August 1917 to operate seaplanes during World War I. The base closed shortly after the First Armistice at Compiègne.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,845 —    
1968 1,846 +0.1%
1975 2,038 +10.4%
1982 1,961 −3.8%
1990 2,405 +22.6%
1999 3,142 +30.6%
2008 4,381 +39.4%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Wyen, Adrian O. (1969). Naval Aviation in World War I. Washington, D.C.: Chief of Naval Operations. p. 33. 

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