Pornic

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Pornic
Commune
Castle of Pornic and the port
Castle of Pornic and the port
Coat of arms of Pornic
Location of Pornic
Pornic is located in France
Pornic
Pornic
Pornic is located in Pays de la Loire
Pornic
Pornic
Coordinates: 47°07′00″N 2°06′00″W / 47.1167°N 2.1°W / 47.1167; -2.1Coordinates: 47°07′00″N 2°06′00″W / 47.1167°N 2.1°W / 47.1167; -2.1
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentLoire-Atlantique
ArrondissementSaint-Nazaire
CantonPornic
IntercommunalityCA Pornic Agglo Pays de Retz
BoroughsSainte-Marie-sur-Mer, Clion-sur-Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Michel Brard
Area
1
94.2 km2 (36.4 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
15,570
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pornicais (French)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44131 /44210
Elevation0–31 m (0–102 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Pornic (French pronunciation: [pɔʁnik] (About this soundlisten); Pornizh in Breton, Port-Nitz in Gallo) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

In 1973 the commune of Pornic absorbed the neighbouring municipalities of Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer and Clion-sur-Mer.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793948—    
1806834−12.0%
18211,040+24.7%
18311,106+6.3%
18411,324+19.7%
18511,497+13.1%
18611,608+7.4%
18721,732+7.7%
18811,809+4.4%
18911,980+9.5%
19012,034+2.7%
19112,101+3.3%
YearPop.±%
19211,957−6.9%
19311,910−2.4%
19462,358+23.5%
19542,460+4.3%
19622,759+12.2%
19758,154+195.5%
19828,704+6.7%
19909,815+12.8%
199911,891+21.2%
200613,681+15.1%
201715,018+9.8%

Sights[edit]

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 1 March 2006.

Transport[edit]

The local train station is served by trains to Nantes.


Twin towns[edit]

Climate[edit]

Pornic has a Csb type climate (Mediterranean with mild summers). The highest temperature recorded in Pornic is 38.1 °C on 4 August 2003, while the lowest temperature was -11.2 °C on 2 February 1986. Pornic's average temperature between 1971 and 2000 is approximately 12.8 °C.

Pornic
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Connexion - CNCD Titre 1 Eng". pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr. Retrieved 2021-02-24.