The castle of Pornic and the port
|Region||Pays de la Loire|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Jean-Michel Brard|
|Area1||94.2 km2 (36.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||44131 / 44210|
|Elevation||0–31 m (0–102 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.
Pornic (Pornizh in Breton) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département, in South-Eastern Brittany, in western France. In 1973 the commune of Pornic absorbed the neighbouring municipalities of Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer and Clion-sur-Mer, whose inhabitants were called respectively Sanmaritains and Clionnais. These former municipalities are now two subdivisions of Pornic.
- Château de Pornic - medieval castle
The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 1 March 2006.
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.
|Climate chart (explanation)|
The village is twinned with Scalby, North Yorkshire.
- Media related to Pornic at Wikimedia Commons
- Communes of the Loire-Atlantique department
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