Plougonvelin

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Plougonvelin
Plougonvelen
PharepointeSaintMathieu.jpg
Plougonvelin is located in France
Plougonvelin
Plougonvelin
Coordinates: 48°20′37″N 4°42′37″W / 48.3436°N 4.7103°W / 48.3436; -4.7103Coordinates: 48°20′37″N 4°42′37″W / 48.3436°N 4.7103°W / 48.3436; -4.7103
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Brest
Canton Saint-Renan
Intercommunality Pays d'Iroise
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Goérec
Area
 • Land1 18.69 km2 (7.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,625
 • Population2 density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29190 / 29217
Elevation 0–88 m (0–289 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.

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

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Plougonvelin are called in French Plougonvelinois.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1881 1,470 —    
1901 1,509 +2.7%
1911 1,522 +0.9%
1926 1,519 −0.2%
1936 1,545 +1.7%
1946 1,950 +26.2%
1962 1,439 −26.2%
1968 1,442 +0.2%
1975 1,567 +8.7%
1982 1,738 +10.9%
1990 2,167 +24.7%
1999 2,868 +32.3%
2008 3,625 +26.4%

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on June 16, 2005.

In 2008, 8.44% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[1]

Sights[edit]

The commune contains the Abbaye de Saint-Mathieu.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]