Houses with a slate facade, on the Rohan Bridge
|Intercommunality||Pays de Landerneau-Daoulas|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Patrick Leclerc|
|Area1||13.19 km2 (5.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||29103 / 29800|
|Elevation||1–175 m (3.3–574.1 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.
It lies at the mouth of the Elorn River which divides the Breton provinces of Cornouaille and Léon, 20 km (12 mi) east of Brest. The name means "(religious) enclosure of St Ténénan (Welsh: Tyrnog)": allegedly a Welshman who also had llans in the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales and in Somerset, and who moved to Brittany in the 7th century. It was an important centre of the flax and linen industries in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today it is the main agricultural market in northwest Brittany.
A picturesque feature of the town centre is the sixteenth-century house-lined bridge (the Pont de Rohan) across the Elorn.
Every year in August, a music festival called "Fête du bruit dans Landerneau" occurs in Landerneau. "Fête du bruit dans Landerneau" literally means "Noise (or Sound) fete in Landerneau" but when written "Faites du bruit dans Landerneau", it also means "Make some noise (or sound) in Landerneau" as it is a play on words based on the double meaning of the homophones "Fête" and "Faites".
Landerneau has many bilingual signs (French and Breton), and is the first town where the indications in the local station were made bilingual, as a result of the Ya d'ar brezhoneg charter of the Ofis ar Brezhoneg.
There is a Diwan preschool and primary school in the town.
- The Landerneau Railway Station is situated on the Paris–Brest railway and the branch to Quimper.
- The RN 12; a trunk road connecting Landerneau to Brest and Paris.
- Communes of the Finistère department
- Landerneau Parish close
- List of the works of Bastien and Henry Prigent
- List of the works of the Maître de Plougastel
- (French) Signalisation bilingue dans les gares : Landerneau, ouvre le bal (Bilingual signalisation in stations: Landerneau is the first one
- (French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue
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