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Lacanau

Lacanau
Lacanau-ocean plage 2013(05).JPG
Coat of arms of Lacanau
Coat of arms
Location of Lacanau
Lacanau is located in France
Lacanau
Lacanau
Lacanau is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Lacanau
Lacanau
Coordinates: 44°58′49″N 1°04′42″W / 44.9803°N 1.0783°W / 44.9803; -1.0783
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementLesparre-Médoc
CantonLe Sud-Médoc
IntercommunalityLacs Médocains
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel David
Area
1
214.02 km2 (82.63 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
4,381
 • Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33214 /33680
Elevation0–66 m (0–217 ft)
(avg. 18 m or 59 ft)
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.

Lacanau is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Lacanau is a surfing area.

Lacanau is a member of the Community of Municipalities Médoc's Lakes which includes the municipalities of Lacanau, Carcans and Hourtin : the territory Médoc Océan : [www.medococean.co.uk]

History

The United States Navy established a naval air station at NAS 001 Le Moutchic on 31 August 1917 to operate seaplanes during World War I. The base closed shortly after the First Armistice at Compiègne.[1]

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,845—    
19681,846+0.1%
19752,038+10.4%
19821,961−3.8%
19902,405+22.6%
19993,142+30.6%
20084,381+39.4%

See also

References

  1. ^ Van Wyen, Adrian O. (1969). Naval Aviation in World War I. Washington, D.C.: Chief of Naval Operations. p. 33.

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