The sea shore near Plouescat
|Intercommunality||Baie du Kernic|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Daniel Jacq|
|• Land1||14.79 km2 (5.71 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||250/km2 (650/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||29185 / 29430|
|Elevation||0–56 m (0–184 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.
Plouescat (Breton: Ploueskad) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. It is a seaside resort, complete with a casino and a large camping and caravanning site, adjacent to its extensive beach of fine, powdery sand. The region is largely agricultural, specialising in artichokes, onions, cauliflowers and potatoes.
In the centre of the village is Les Halles - a remarkable timber-framed market hall dating from the early 15th Century which has been classified by the French Ministry of Culture as a Monument historique since 1915.
The route of a former railway line provided the foundation for a new road, called Le boulevard de l'Europe, which by-passes Plouescat on its southern side.
Inhabitants of Plouescat are called in French Plouescatais.
In 2008, 17.02% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.
Plouescat is twinned with:
- Mayors of Finistère Association (French)
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