Lanfains

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Lanfains

Lanfeun
The centre of Lanfains
The centre of Lanfains
Location of Lanfains
Lanfains is located in France
Lanfains
Lanfains
Lanfains is located in Brittany
Lanfains
Lanfains
Coordinates: 48°21′14″N 2°54′46″W / 48.3539°N 2.9128°W / 48.3539; -2.9128Coordinates: 48°21′14″N 2°54′46″W / 48.3539°N 2.9128°W / 48.3539; -2.9128
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
ArrondissementSaint-Brieuc
CantonPlélo
IntercommunalityPays de Quintin
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gérard Mérot
Area
1
21.87 km2 (8.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,102
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22099 /22800
Elevation147–322 m (482–1,056 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Lanfains (Breton: Lanfeun) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Lanfains are called lanfinois in French.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18012,000—    
18061,984−0.8%
18162,068+4.2%
18212,150+4.0%
18262,216+3.1%
18312,342+5.7%
18362,226−5.0%
18412,316+4.0%
18462,342+1.1%
18512,250−3.9%
18562,306+2.5%
18612,296−0.4%
18662,287−0.4%
18722,045−10.6%
18761,954−4.4%
18811,771−9.4%
18861,753−1.0%
18911,593−9.1%
18961,527−4.1%
19011,377−9.8%
19061,301−5.5%
1962957−26.4%
1968978+2.2%
1975894−8.6%
1982796−11.0%
1990828+4.0%
1999868+4.8%
2008987+13.7%
20141,077+9.1%

Geography[edit]

The Lanfains countryside is bocage with undulating relief (Armorican Massif).

The highest point in the commune at 323 m is situated at Bel Air-Porpaire. This makes Lanfains one of the highest communes in Brittany, the church standing at an altitude of 310 m.

The neighbouring communes are Saint-Brandan, L'Hermitage-Lorge, Le Bodéo, La Harmoye, Saint-Bihy and Le Fœil. Quintin, Allineuc and Corlay are a few kilometres away.

History[edit]

Lanfains' name comes from the Breton language "lann" (hermitage) and, it seems, from the Latin "fanum" (temple). Lanfains was situated at the border of the Gallo and Breton languages.

The parish of Lanfains was first mentioned in 1428.

A wind farm was installed in the commune in 2005.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the main economic activity of the commune. It is essentially geared to husbandry of cattle, poultry and pigs and polyculture. The area of the commune is 2,187 hectares. Two food industry entreprises are present, the LDC abattoir and the Armoricaine dairy. Artisan work is represented by a roofer, a plumber, a sawmill, a fish farmer and a milk factory. There are several commercial firms in the commune including a café and bar, a crêperie, a garage, a public works firm and a poultry transporter.

Sights[edit]

  • Saint-Guyganton church - built 1717 and restored in 1845.
  • Le Pas (with space for leisure, lake, camping and chapel, crossed by the Saint-Brieuc-Loudéac railway, the former foundry-forge of Le Pas which was active from 1828 to 1978)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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