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Coordinates: 48°44′00″N 3°27′15″W / 48.7333333°N 3.45417°W / 48.7333333; -3.45417

Commune of Lannion

Lannuon (in Breton)
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Lannion, and the church of Brélévénez
Location
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Map highlighting the commune of
Coordinates 48°44′00″N 3°27′15″W / 48.7333333°N 3.45417°W / 48.7333333; -3.45417
Administration
Country France
Region Bretagne
Department CĂ´tes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Lannion
Canton Lannion
Intercommunality Lannion Trégor Agglomération
Mayor Christian Marquet
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 0–107 m (0–350 ft)
Land area1 43.91 km2 (16.95 sq mi)
Population2 19,459  (2006)
 - Density 443 /km2 (1,150 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 22113/ 22300
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Lannion (Breton: Lannuon) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Bretagne in north-western France. It is a sous-préfecture of Côtes-d'Armor, the capital of Trégor and the center of an urban area of almost 60,000 inhabitants. Inhabitants of Lannion are called Lannionnais.

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History

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 linguistic plan to promote Breton language through the Ya d'ar brezhoneg ("Yes to Breton") charter.

In 2007, 12.2% of the children attended bilingual schools in primary education.[1]

Economy

Lannion is a large telecommunications research center in France with several firms such as Alcatel-Lucent, Orange
France Telecom
and SAGEM operating there.

Culture

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

Lannion is served by extensive transport links. The nearby airport was recently expanded to accommodate larger flights arriving from Paris and other French destinations. The station provides TGV services to Brest, St Brieuc, Rennes and Paris as well as TER links to local stations. Lannion - CĂ´te de Granit Airport.

View from the church of Brélévénez

Twin towns

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ (French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue
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