Landivisiau (French pronunciation: ​[lɑ̃divizjo]; 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 is twinned with Bideford in N.Devon

Landivisiau
Landivizio
The church in Landivisiau
The church in Landivisiau
Flag of Landivisiau
Coat of arms of Landivisiau
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 (2020–2026) Laurence Claisse[1]
Area
1
18.98 km2 (7.33 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
9,151
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/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.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Landivisiau / 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1966–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.8
(62.2)
21.3
(70.3)
23.8
(74.8)
27.0
(80.6)
29.6
(85.3)
33.0
(91.4)
34.5
(94.1)
35.3
(95.5)
29.7
(85.5)
28.3
(82.9)
21.5
(70.7)
19.0
(66.2)
35.3
(95.5)
Average high °C (°F) 9.1
(48.4)
9.3
(48.7)
11.3
(52.3)
13.0
(55.4)
16.0
(60.8)
18.5
(65.3)
20.5
(68.9)
20.6
(69.1)
18.9
(66.0)
15.6
(60.1)
12.0
(53.6)
9.7
(49.5)
14.6
(58.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
6.5
(43.7)
8.2
(46.8)
9.4
(48.9)
12.3
(54.1)
14.7
(58.5)
16.7
(62.1)
16.8
(62.2)
15.1
(59.2)
12.4
(54.3)
9.2
(48.6)
7.1
(44.8)
11.3
(52.3)
Average low °C (°F) 4.1
(39.4)
3.7
(38.7)
5.1
(41.2)
5.7
(42.3)
8.6
(47.5)
10.9
(51.6)
12.9
(55.2)
12.9
(55.2)
11.3
(52.3)
9.3
(48.7)
6.5
(43.7)
4.5
(40.1)
8.0
(46.4)
Record low °C (°F) −9.1
(15.6)
−6.9
(19.6)
−5.7
(21.7)
−1.8
(28.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
3.0
(37.4)
5.8
(42.4)
6.3
(43.3)
3.5
(38.3)
−2.5
(27.5)
−7.6
(18.3)
−8.3
(17.1)
−9.1
(15.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 144.6
(5.69)
108.8
(4.28)
92.7
(3.65)
87.0
(3.43)
78.9
(3.11)
58.1
(2.29)
64.4
(2.54)
60.3
(2.37)
78.8
(3.10)
118.5
(4.67)
127.2
(5.01)
145.8
(5.74)
1,165.1
(45.87)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 17.6 13.9 14.7 13.0 11.1 8.8 10.7 9.6 10.7 15.4 16.8 17.3 159.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 60.4 73.8 110.4 142.9 170.5 183.1 168.5 165.1 154.3 105.0 68.2 61.7 1,463.8
Source: Meteociel [3]

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.[4]

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.

Historical population
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%
YearPop.±%
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%
YearPop.±%
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, where Breton language is taught alongside French.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Normales et records pour Landivisiau (29)". Meteociel. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  4. ^ Mills, Claire. "The French Nuclear Deterrent". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

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