Saint-Michel-en-Grève

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Saint-Michel-en-Grève
Lokmikael-an-Traezh
Commune
A view of the village from the beach
A view of the village from the beach
Saint-Michel-en-Grève is located in France
Saint-Michel-en-Grève
Saint-Michel-en-Grève
Coordinates: 48°41′02″N 3°33′45″W / 48.6839°N 3.5625°W / 48.6839; -3.5625Coordinates: 48°41′02″N 3°33′45″W / 48.6839°N 3.5625°W / 48.6839; -3.5625
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Lannion
Canton Plestin-les-Grèves
Intercommunality Lannion Trégor
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christophe Ropartz
Area1 4.69 km2 (1.81 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 483
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 22319 /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.

Saint-Michel-en-Grève (Breton: Lokmikael-an-Traezh) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.

In 2009 huge quantities of sea lettuce seaweed (Ulva lactuca) washed up on the beach at Saint Michel. Poisonous gases resulting from its decomposition caused the death of a horse[1] and may have been a factor in the earlier death of a cleanup crew truck driver.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 363 —    
1968 372 +2.5%
1975 382 +2.7%
1982 398 +4.2%
1990 376 −5.5%
1999 405 +7.7%
2008 483 +19.3%

Inhabitants of Saint-Michel-en-Grève are called michelois in French.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Algues vertes : après la mort d'un cheval en 2009, la responsabilité de l'Etat reconnue". Le Monde (in French). 21 July 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Seaweed suspected in French death". BBC news. 7 September 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 

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