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Coat of arms of Lacanau
Coat of arms
Lacanau is located in France
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Lacanau is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 44°35′06″N 1°02′39″W / 44.5849°N 1.0442°W / 44.5849; -1.0442Coordinates: 44°35′06″N 1°02′39″W / 44.5849°N 1.0442°W / 44.5849; -1.0442
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Area1 214.02 km2 (82.63 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 4,493
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 33214 /33680
Elevation 0–66 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 on the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern France.