Lanfains

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Lanfains
Lanfeun
Lanfains is located in France
Lanfains
Lanfains
Coordinates: 48°21′14″N 2°54′46″W / 48.3539°N 2.9128°W / 48.3539; -2.9128Coordinates: 48°21′14″N 2°54′46″W / 48.3539°N 2.9128°W / 48.3539; -2.9128
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Saint-Brieuc
Canton Plœuc-sur-Lié
Intercommunality Pays de Quintin
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gérard Mérot
Area
 • Land1 21.87 km2 (8.44 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 987
 • Population2 density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 22099 / 22800
Elevation 147–322 m (482–1,056 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.

Lanfains (Breton: Lanfeun) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Lanfains are called lanfinois in French.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1801 2,000 —    
1806 1,984 −0.8%
1816 2,068 +4.2%
1821 2,150 +4.0%
1826 2,216 +3.1%
1831 2,342 +5.7%
1836 2,226 −5.0%
1841 2,316 +4.0%
1846 2,342 +1.1%
1851 2,250 −3.9%
1856 2,306 +2.5%
1861 2,296 −0.4%
1866 2,287 −0.4%
1872 2,045 −10.6%
1876 1,954 −4.4%
1881 1,771 −9.4%
1886 1,753 −1.0%
1891 1,593 −9.1%
1896 1,527 −4.1%
1901 1,377 −9.8%
1906 1,301 −5.5%
1962 957 −26.4%
1968 978 +2.2%
1975 894 −8.6%
1982 796 −11.0%
1990 828 +4.0%
1999 868 +4.8%
2008 987 +13.7%

Geography[edit]

The Lanfains countryside is bocage with undulating relief (Armorican Massif).

The highest point in the commune at 323 m is situated at Bel Air-Porpaire. This makes Lanfains one of the highest communes in Btittany, the church standing at an altitude of 310 m.

The neighbouring communes are Saint-Brandan, L'Hermitage-Lorge, Le Bodéo, La Harmoye, Saint-Bihy and Le Fœil. Quintin, Allineuc et Corlay are a few kilometres away.

History[edit]

Lanfains' name comes from the Breton language « lann » (hermitage) and, it seems, from the Latin « fanum » (temple). Lanfains was situated at the border of the Gallo and Breton languages.

The parish of Lanfains was first mentioned in 1428.

A wind farm was installed in the commune in 2005.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture represents the main economic activity of the commune. It is essentially geared to husbandry of cattle, poultry and pigs and polyculture. The area of the commune is 2,187 hectares. Two food industry entreprises are present : the LDC abattoir and the Armoricaine dairy. Artisan work is represented by a roofer, a plumber, a sawmill, a fish farmer, and a milk factory. There are several commercial firms in the commune : a café and a bar alimentation, a crêperie, a garage, a public works firm and a poultry transporter.

Sights[edit]

  • Saint-Guyganton church - built 1717 and restored in 1845.
  • Le Pas (with space for free time, lake, camping and chapel, crossed by the Saint-Brieuc-Loudéac railway, the former foundry-forge of Le Pas which was active from 1828 to 1978)

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