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Pornic

Pornic
Château de Pornic

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Pornic
Pornic

Coordinates: 47°07′00″N 2°06′00″W / 47.1167°N 2.1°W / 47.1167; -2.1Coordinates: 47°07′00″N 2°06′00″W / 47.1167°N 2.1°W / 47.1167; -2.1

Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Saint-Nazaire
Canton Pornic
Intercommunality Pornic
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Boënnec
Area
 • Land1 94.2 km2 (36.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 13,681
 • Population2 density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44131 / 44210
Elevation 0–31 m (0–102 ft)
Website http://www.pornic.fr/

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.

Pornic (Pornizh in Breton) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département, in South-Eastern Brittany, in western France.

Monuments

Breton language

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 1 March 2006.

Climate

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.

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Climate chart (explanation)
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Precipitation totals in mm
Source: [1]

Transport

Gare de Pornic is served by train services to Nantes.

Twin towns

The village is twinned with Scalby, North Yorkshire.

See also

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