Lancieux

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Lancieux
Lanseeg
Commune
The windmill in Lancieux
The windmill in Lancieux
Coat of arms of Lancieux
Coat of arms
Lancieux is located in France
Lancieux
Lancieux
Coordinates: 48°36′30″N 2°08′55″W / 48.6083°N 2.1486°W / 48.6083; -2.1486Coordinates: 48°36′30″N 2°08′55″W / 48.6083°N 2.1486°W / 48.6083; -2.1486
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Dinan
Canton Pleslin-Trigavou
Intercommunality Côte d'Émeraude
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) André Gilbert
Area1 6.69 km2 (2.58 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,412
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 22094 /22770
Elevation 0–47 m (0–154 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.

Lancieux (Breton: Lanseeg, Gallo: Lansioec) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,185 —    
1968 1,214 +2.4%
1975 1,084 −10.7%
1982 1,156 +6.6%
1990 1,245 +7.7%
1999 1,220 −2.0%
2008 1,412 +15.7%

Inhabitants of Lancieux are called lancieutins or lancieutains in French.

Personalities[edit]

The Scottish poet and writer Robert W. Service, known as the "Bard of the Yukon", used to spend summers in Lancieux from 1913 until his death in 1958. He had a deep affection for the town and its scenic seaside. On many occasions, he made monetary gifts to the town, including for the school and the war memorial.[1] Service is buried in the town cemetery.[2]

The town of Lancieux has paid homage to the memory of Robert W. Service. One of its streets has been called Robert Service Street. A few years later, on May 18, 2002 the school of Lancieux took the name of "École Robert W. Service". [3][4] Since 2000, Lancieux and Whitehorse, Yukon are sister cities.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Extended - Books and Poetry > Biography - Archives". RobertWService.Com. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Hommage - Books and Poetry > The Anne Longepe Collection - Archives". RobertWService.Com. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  4. ^ "Evening With The Bard - Books and Poetry > The Anne Longepe Collection - Archives". RobertWService.Com. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  5. ^ "Whitehorse, YT : Sister City Program - Lancieux, France". Whitehorse.ca. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 

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