Le Croisic

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Le Croisic
La côte sauvage.
La côte sauvage.
Coat of arms of Le Croisic
Coat of arms
Le Croisic is located in France
Le Croisic
Le Croisic
Coordinates: 47°17′38″N 2°30′33″W / 47.2939°N 2.5092°W / 47.2939; -2.5092Coordinates: 47°17′38″N 2°30′33″W / 47.2939°N 2.5092°W / 47.2939; -2.5092
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Saint-Nazaire
Canton Le Croisic
Intercommunality Cap Atlantique
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michèle Quellard
Area1 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,121
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 • Urban 70,248
INSEE/Postal code 44049 / 44490
Elevation 0–20 m (0–66 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 ft)
Website http://www.lecroisic.fr/

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.

Le Croisic is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France. The United States Navy established a naval air station on 27 November 1917 to operate seaplanes during World War I. The base closed shortly after the First Armistice at Compiègne.[2]

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  1. ^ données officielles 2006 sur le site de l’INSEE
  2. ^ Van Wyen, Adrian O. (1969). Naval Aviation in World War I. Washington, D.C.: Chief of Naval Operations. p. 45.