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Notre-Dame de Kernitron in Lanmeur
Notre-Dame de Kernitron in Lanmeur
Coat of arms of Lanmeur
Coat of arms
Lanmeur is located in France
Location within Brittany region
Lanmeur is located in Brittany
Coordinates: 48°38′53″N 3°42′51″W / 48.6481°N 3.7142°W / 48.6481; -3.7142Coordinates: 48°38′53″N 3°42′51″W / 48.6481°N 3.7142°W / 48.6481; -3.7142
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Morlaix
Canton Plouigneau
Intercommunality Morlaix
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Luc Fichet
Area1 26.47 km2 (10.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,166
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 29113 /29620
Elevation 20–128 m (66–420 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.

Lanmeur (Breton: Lanneur) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

A hamlet in the commune called Kerouac (Breton: Kervoach) has been established as the source of the name of the American writer Jack Kerouac.[1] A street in Lanmeur has been named rue Jack Kerouac,[2] and in March 2010 a first Jack Kerouac Festival took place in the commune.[3]


Inhabitants of Lanmeur are called in French Lanmeuriens.

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 15.26% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Patricia Dagier, Jack Kerouac, Breton d'Amérique (Editions Le Télégramme, 2009)
  2. ^ Commemorative Plaques Kirouac Archived 2012-02-22 at the Wayback Machine. at
  3. ^ Lanmeur. Un premier festival consacré à Jack Kerouac at (page in French)
  4. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

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