Lannion

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.

Lannion

Lannuon
A general view of Lannion

Coat of arms
Location of Lannion
Lannion
Lannion
Coordinates: 48°44′00″N 3°27′15″W
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
ArrondissementLannion
CantonLannion
IntercommunalityLannion Trégor Agglomération
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Christian Marquet
Area
1
43.91 km2 (16.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
20,811
  Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22113 /22300
Elevation0–107 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.

Population

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+0.7%
source[2]     

Inhabitants of Lannion are called lannionnais in French.

History

Lannion takes its name from "Lann Huon" in Breton or "Land of Huon" in English.

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

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.[3]

Economy

Lannion is a large telecommunications research center in France with several firms such as Nokia, 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

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

Transport

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).

International relations

Lannion is twinned with:

Notable people

The following were born in Lannion:

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. "Dossier complet Commune de Lannion (22113)". Insee. 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  3. "Enseignement bilingue" (in French). Ofis ar Brezhoneg.
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