Pornic

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Pornic
View of Pornic and Château de Pornic
View of Pornic and Château de Pornic
Coat of arms of Pornic
Coat of arms
Pornic is located in France
Pornic
Pornic
Coordinates: 47°07′00″N 2°06′00″W / 47.1167°N 2.1°W / 47.1167; -2.1Coordinates: 47°07′00″N 2°06′00″W / 47.1167°N 2.1°W / 47.1167; -2.1
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Saint-Nazaire
Canton Pornic
Intercommunality Pornic
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Boënnec
Area
 • Land1 94.2 km2 (36.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 13,681
 • Population2 density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44131 / 44210
Elevation 0–31 m (0–102 ft)
Website http://www.pornic.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.

Pornic (Pornizh in Breton) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département, in South-Eastern Brittany, in western France.

Monuments[edit]

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 1 March 2006.

Climate[edit]

Pornic has a Csb type climate (Mediterranean with mild summers). The highest temperature recorded in Pornic is 38.1°C on 4 August 2003, while the lowest temperature was -11.2°C on 2 February 1986. Pornic's average temperature between 1971 and 2000 is approximately 12.8°C.

Pornic
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: [1]

Transport[edit]

Gare de Pornic is served by train services to Nantes.

Twin towns[edit]

The village is twinned with Scalby, North Yorkshire.

Tourism[edit]

Pornic Office of Tourism

Restaurants[edit]

Le Vesuvio

See also[edit]