Pleucadeuc

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Pleucadeuc
Plegadeg
Pleucadeuc is located in France
Pleucadeuc
Pleucadeuc
Coordinates: 47°45′35″N 2°22′29″W / 47.7597°N 2.3747°W / 47.7597; -2.3747Coordinates: 47°45′35″N 2°22′29″W / 47.7597°N 2.3747°W / 47.7597; -2.3747
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Vannes
Canton Questembert
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Alain Launay
Area
 • Land1 34.56 km2 (13.34 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 1,482
 • Population2 density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 56159 / 56140
Elevation 7–99 m (23–325 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.

Pleucadeuc (Breton: Plegadeg) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.

The name comes from the Breton word Plou and the name Cadoc, a Breton saint, meaning Parish of Cadoc. Numerous megaliths are to be found around the commune.

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Inhabitants of Pleucadeuc are called in French Pleucadeuciens.

At the census of 1999, the population was 1482. The commune had an estimated 1525 inhabitants in 2003.

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Pleucadeuc holds an annual festival on 15 August for pairs of twins and multiples called rassemblement "Deux et plus" ("the Two and more" gathering"). This festival started in 1994 and has become France's largest annual gathering of twins, with approximately 1,000 sets attending each year, and one of the largest such events in Europe.

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