Lacanau

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Lacanau
The beach at Lacanau
The beach at Lacanau
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; -1.0783Coordinates: 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
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,813
 • Density22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
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.

Lacanau (Gascon: La Canau) 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.[2]

History[edit]

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.[3]

Population[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Médoc Atlantique - De Cordouan à Lacanau". Médoc Atlantique - De Cordouan à Lacanau. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  3. ^ Van Wyen, Adrian O. (1969). Naval Aviation in World War I. Washington, D.C.: Chief of Naval Operations. p. 33.

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