Pornic (Pornizh in Breton, Port-Nitz in Gallo) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département, in South-Eastern Brittany, in western France. In 1973 the commune of Pornic absorbed the neighbouring municipalities of Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer and Clion-sur-Mer, whose inhabitants were called respectively Sanmaritains and Clionnais. These former municipalities are now two subdivisions of Pornic.
The castle of Pornic and the port
|Region||Pays de la Loire|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Jean-Michel Brard|
|94.2 km2 (36.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||0–31 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.|
- Château de Pornic; medieval castle
The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 1 March 2006.
The village is twinned with Scalby, North Yorkshire.
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.
|Climate chart (explanation)|
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