Plouarzel

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Plouarzel
Plouarzhel
Plouarzel is located in France
Plouarzel
Plouarzel
Coordinates: 48°26′05″N 4°43′46″W / 48.4347°N 4.7294°W / 48.4347; -4.7294Coordinates: 48°26′05″N 4°43′46″W / 48.4347°N 4.7294°W / 48.4347; -4.7294
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Brest
Canton Saint-Renan
Intercommunality Pays d'Iroise
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) André Talarmin
Area
 • Land1 42.83 km2 (16.54 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,391
 • Population2 density 79/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29177 / 29810
Elevation 0–139 m (0–456 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.

Plouarzel (Breton: Plouarzhel) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

The westernmost point of continental France, the Pointe de Corsen, lies within the commune.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Plouarzel are called in French Plouarzélistes.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 2,057 —    
1968 1,915 −6.9%
1975 1,886 −1.5%
1982 2,003 +6.2%
1990 2,042 +1.9%
1999 2,458 +20.4%
2008 3,391 +38.0%

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 4 July 2005. In 2008, 9.71% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

External links[edit]