Lancieux

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Lancieux

Lanseeg
The windmill in Lancieux
The windmill in Lancieux
Coat of arms of Lancieux
Coat of arms
Location of Lancieux
Lancieux is located in France
Lancieux
Lancieux
Lancieux is located in Brittany
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
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
ArrondissementDinan
CantonPleslin-Trigavou
IntercommunalityCôte d'Émeraude
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) André Gilbert
Area
1
6.69 km2 (2.58 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
1,412
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22094 /22770
Elevation0–47 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
YearPop.±%
19621,185—    
19681,214+2.4%
19751,084−10.7%
19821,156+6.6%
19901,245+7.7%
19991,220−2.0%
20081,412+15.7%

Inhabitants of Lancieux are called lancieutins or lancieutains in French.

Personalities[edit]

The British-Canadian 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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Extended - Books and Poetry > Biography - Archives". RobertWService.Com. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-22. Retrieved 2014-02-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (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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