Pornic

Pornic
Commune
Castle of Pornic and the port
Castle of Pornic and the port
Coat of arms of Pornic
Location of Pornic
Pornic is located in France
Pornic
Pornic
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Pornic is located in Pays de la Loire
Pornic
Pornic
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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 CA Pornic Agglo Pays de Retz
Boroughs Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer, Clion-sur-Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Michel Brard
Area
1
94.2 km2 (36.4 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
15,570
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pornicais (French)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44131 /44210
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.

Pornic (French pronunciation: [pɔʁnik] (About this soundlisten); Pornizh in Breton, Port-Nitz in Gallo) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

In 1973 the commune of Pornic absorbed the neighbouring municipalities of Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer and Clion-sur-Mer.

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 948 —    
1806 834 −12.0%
1821 1,040 +24.7%
1831 1,106 +6.3%
1841 1,324 +19.7%
1851 1,497 +13.1%
1861 1,608 +7.4%
1872 1,732 +7.7%
1881 1,809 +4.4%
1891 1,980 +9.5%
1901 2,034 +2.7%
1911 2,101 +3.3%
Year Pop. ±%
1921 1,957 −6.9%
1931 1,910 −2.4%
1946 2,358 +23.5%
1954 2,460 +4.3%
1962 2,759 +12.2%
1975 8,154 +195.5%
1982 8,704 +6.7%
1990 9,815 +12.8%
1999 11,891 +21.2%
2006 13,681 +15.1%
2017 15,018 +9.8%

Sights

Breton language

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

Transport

The local train station is served by trains to Nantes.


Twin towns

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.

Pornic
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: [1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Connexion - CNCD Titre 1 Eng". pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr. Retrieved 2021-02-24.


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