Plougonver

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Plougonver
Plougonveur
St. Pierre
St. Pierre
Coat of arms of Plougonver
Coat of arms
Plougonver is located in France
Plougonver
Plougonver
Coordinates: 48°29′07″N 3°22′38″W / 48.4853°N 3.3772°W / 48.4853; -3.3772Coordinates: 48°29′07″N 3°22′38″W / 48.4853°N 3.3772°W / 48.4853; -3.3772
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Guingamp
Canton Belle-Isle-en-Terre
Intercommunality Pays de Belle-Isle-en-Terre
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christian Prigent
Area1 35.72 km2 (13.79 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 702
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 22216 / 22810
Elevation 142–320 m (466–1,050 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.

Plougonver (Breton: Plougonveur) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.

On Sunday 13 September 1942 a British Royal Air Force Bristol Blenheim bomber sustained damage from German flak during an air raid on Morlaix, Brittany. The bomber crashed in flames near the village of Kergus, 1 km south of Plougonver.Yvonne Coantiec, wife of Jean Coantiec the Mayor of Plougonver was told of the crash, attended the scene and assisted the crew, providing civilian clothes and shelter. The crew members eventually made good their escape to England via Nantes.

Yvonne Coantiec was questioned on several occasions by the Germans and was subsequently detained in St. Brieuc prison in March 1943 for assisting the airmen. She was transferred to Fresnes Prison south of Paris, then to Ravensbruck Concentration Camp in Northern Germany, and later to Mauthausen Labour Camp,Austria, infamous for its overcrowding and harsh regime. She died there in 1945, aged 45.

The Coantiec name lives on in Plougonver today. The Community Centre is named ‘Jean Coantiec,’ .

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,362 —    
1800 2,420 −28.0%
1806 3,341 +38.1%
1821 3,050 −8.7%
1831 3,326 +9.0%
1836 3,315 −0.3%
1841 3,591 +8.3%
1846 4,008 +11.6%
1851 4,637 +15.7%
1856 4,010 −13.5%
1861 2,857 −28.8%
1866 3,269 +14.4%
1872 3,094 −5.4%
1876 2,669 −13.7%
1881 2,651 −0.7%
1886 2,636 −0.6%
1891 2,534 −3.9%
1896 2,668 +5.3%
1901 2,638 −1.1%
1906 2,541 −3.7%
1911 2,648 +4.2%
1921 2,433 −8.1%
1926 2,355 −3.2%
1931 2,315 −1.7%
1936 2,218 −4.2%
1946 2,087 −5.9%
1954 1,691 −19.0%
1962 1,548 −8.5%
1968 1,374 −11.2%
1975 1,155 −15.9%
1982 998 −13.6%
1990 868 −13.0%
1999 768 −11.5%
2008 702 −8.6%

Inhabitants of Plougonver are called plougonverois or plougonverrois in French.

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