French commune

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Landerneau ("Landerne" in Breton) is a commune in Finistère department in Bretagne in northwestern France.

It is the seat of the canton of the same name.

It lies at the mouth of the Elorn River which divides the Breton provinces of Cornouaille and Léon, 20 km east of Brest. The name means "(religious) enclosure of St Ténénan ( _cy. Tyrnog)": allegedly a Welshman who also had "Llans" in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales and in Somerset, and who moved to Brittany in the 7th century.It was an important centre of the flax and linen industries in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today it is the main agricultural market in northwest Brittany.

A picturesque feature of the town centre is the 16th century house-lined bridge (the "Pont de Rohan") across the Elorn.

Landerneau is twinned with the towns of Caernarfon in Gwynedd, Wales and Hünfeld in Germany.


Inhabitants of Landerneau are called "Landernéens".

As of the census of 1999, the town has a population of formatnum:14,281.


Landerneau has many bilingual signs (that means, French and Breton), and is the first town where the indications in the local station are made bilingual, as a result of the "Ya d'ar brezhoneg" charter of the " [ Ofis ar Brezhoneg] ". [fr icon [ Signalisation bilingue dans les gares : Landerneau, ouvre le bal ("Bilignual signalisation in stations: Landerneau is the first one] ]

There is a Diwan preschool and primary school in the town.

ee also

* Communes of the Finistère department


External links

* [ Landerneau Website]
* [ French Ministry of Culture list for Landerneau]

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