Landivisiau (Breton: Landivizio) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. The journalist Luc Le Vaillant, winner of the 1998 Albert Londres Prize was born in Landivisiau.

Landivisiau

Landivizio
The church in Landivisiau
The church in Landivisiau
Coat of arms of Landivisiau
Coat of arms
Location of Landivisiau
Landivisiau is located in France
Landivisiau
Landivisiau
Landivisiau is located in Brittany
Landivisiau
Landivisiau
Coordinates: 48°30′36″N 4°04′01″W / 48.5100°N 4.0669°W / 48.5100; -4.0669Coordinates: 48°30′36″N 4°04′01″W / 48.5100°N 4.0669°W / 48.5100; -4.0669
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementMorlaix
CantonLandivisiau
IntercommunalityPays de Landivisiau
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Laurence Claisse
Area
1
18.98 km2 (7.33 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
9,492
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29105 /29400
Elevation32–126 m (105–413 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Air baseEdit

Landivisiau is home to the Landivisiau Naval Air Base (in French). A squadron of 25× Air-Sol Moyenne Portée nuclear armed Rafale M from the French Navy is based at Landivisiau.[2]

International relationsEdit

It is twinned with Bideford in the southwest of the United Kingdom and Bad Sooden-Allendorf in Hesse, Germany.

PopulationEdit

Inhabitants of Landivisiau are called in French Landivisiens.

YearPop.±%
1793 2,360—    
1800 2,124−10.0%
1806 2,690+26.6%
1821 2,547−5.3%
1831 2,853+12.0%
1836 3,031+6.2%
1841 3,217+6.1%
1846 3,482+8.2%
1851 3,420−1.8%
1856 3,304−3.4%
1861 3,317+0.4%
1866 3,211−3.2%
1872 3,203−0.2%
1876 3,359+4.9%
1881 3,706+10.3%
1886 4,002+8.0%
1891 4,079+1.9%
1896 4,240+3.9%
1901 4,354+2.7%
1906 4,385+0.7%
1911 4,713+7.5%
1921 4,647−1.4%
1926 4,544−2.2%
1931 4,543−0.0%
1936 4,518−0.6%
1946 5,445+20.5%
1954 4,926−9.5%
1962 5,583+13.3%
1968 6,174+10.6%
1975 7,605+23.2%
1982 7,964+4.7%
1990 8,254+3.6%
1999 8,759+6.1%
2008 8,964+2.3%

Breton languageEdit

In 2008, 7.11% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Mills, Claire. "The French Nuclear Deterrent". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue


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