Lannion

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Lannion
Lannuon
Subprefecture and commune
A general view of Lannion
A general view of Lannion
Coat of arms of Lannion
Coat of arms
Lannion is located in France
Lannion
Lannion
Location within Brittany region
Lannion is located in Brittany
Lannion
Lannion
Coordinates: 48°44′00″N 3°27′15″W / 48.7333°N 3.4542°W / 48.7333; -3.4542Coordinates: 48°44′00″N 3°27′15″W / 48.7333°N 3.4542°W / 48.7333; -3.4542
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Lannion
Canton Lannion
Intercommunality Lannion Trégor Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christian Marquet
Area1 43.91 km2 (16.95 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 19,733
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 22113 /22300
Elevation 0–107 m (0–351 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.

Lannion (French: [lanjɔ̃] ; Breton: Lannuon) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France. It is a subprefecture of Côtes-d'Armor, the capital of Trégor and the center of an urban area of almost 60,000 inhabitants.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17933,706—    
18003,132−15.5%
18063,426+9.4%
18213,597+5.0%
18315,371+49.3%
18365,461+1.7%
18415,650+3.5%
18465,849+3.5%
18516,075+3.9%
18566,642+9.3%
18616,598−0.7%
18666,882+4.3%
18726,223−9.6%
18766,294+1.1%
18815,998−4.7%
18866,205+3.5%
18916,002−3.3%
18966,126+2.1%
19016,010−1.9%
19065,856−2.6%
19116,174+5.4%
19216,047−2.1%
19266,247+3.3%
19316,430+2.9%
19366,584+2.4%
19467,220+9.7%
19546,734−6.7%
19629,479+40.8%
196812,535+32.2%
197516,867+34.6%
198216,641−1.3%
199016,958+1.9%
199918,368+8.3%
200819,733+7.4%
201419 869—    

[1]

Inhabitants of Lannion are called lannionnais in French.

History[edit]

Lannion takes its name from "Lann Huon" in Breton or "Land of Huon" in English. Most of the area indeed used to belong to Lord Huon.[citation needed]

The old quarter of Lannion attracts many tourists to the city. The old quarter contains old squares, a church called Brélévenez, half-timbered houses, chapels and frescoes.

Breton language[edit]

On 23 October 2006, the municipality launched a plan to promote the Breton language through the Ya d'ar brezhoneg ("Yes to Breton") charter.

In 2008, 11.96% of the children attended bilingual schools in primary education.[2]

Economy[edit]

Lannion is a large telecommunications research center in France with several firms such as Alcatel-Lucent, Orange and SAGEMCOM operating there. The presence of a large telecommunications industry in the area has led to two institutes of technology in the area, IUT Lannion and a college of engineering, ENSSAT.

Culture[edit]

Regular concerts are held in the town square during the summer months known as 'Les Tardives'. Lannion is also home to the "Carré Magique", a well known theatre company in the area.

Transport[edit]

Lannion is served by extensive transport links. The nearby Lannion – Côte de Granit Airport was recently expanded to accommodate larger flights arriving from Paris and other French destinations. It is a one-hour flight from Lannion to Paris. The station provides TGV services to Brest, St. Brieuc, Rennes and Paris as well as TER links to local stations.

There is a bus service connecting the town centre to surrounding areas, TILT (Transports Intercommunaux de Lannion-Trégor), with six lines.

Line A 
Hospital/Airport via Quai d'Aiguillon (in the centre of the town)
Line B 
Kerbabu/Coppens via Quai d'Aiguillon
Line C 
Alcatel/Kérilis
Line Navéo 
small bus around the centre of the town
Line F 
market day line (Thursday morning).
Church of Lannion Église de la Trinité de Brélévenez

International relations[edit]

Lannion is twinned with:

View from the church of Brélévénez

Born[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dossier complet Commune de Lannion (22113)". Insee. 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Enseignement bilingue" (in French). Ofis ar Brezhoneg. 

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