Ploujean

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Ploujean is a former commune of Finistère which is part of Morlaix since February 22, 1959.[1]

The church was built in the 15th century. It has been listed as a Monument historique since 1914 by the French Ministry of Culture,[2] and its organ, built by Thomas Dallam II in the 17th century, has been listed since 1992.[3]

It is the birthplace of the Breton poets Tristan Corbière and Olivier Souvestre[4] (1835–1871). It is also the place where Gabriel Pierné died in 1937.

The population was 3,142 at the 1954 census.[5]

Morlaix's airport, in Ploujean, is Morlaix – Ploujean Airport. Brit Air, a regional airline and Air France subsidiary, was headquartered by the airport in Ploujean.[6] In 2013 the airline merged into HOP!.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) Geographic code for Ploujean, INSEE. Retrieved on 25 September 2010.
  2. ^ (French) Ploujean church and cemetery, French Ministry of Culture database entry. Retrieved on 25 September 2010.
  3. ^ (French) Ploujean organ, French Ministry of Culture database entry. Retrieved on 25 September 2010.
  4. ^ (French) Olivier Souvetre, French Wikipedia. Retrieved on 25 September 2010.
  5. ^ (French) Ploujean, Cassini database. Retrieved on 25 September 2010.
  6. ^ (French) Address, Brit Air. Retrieved on 21 May 2009.
  7. ^ "Air France Launches New Low-Cost Airline 'Hop!'." Reuters. 26 March 2013. Retrieved on 26 April 2013.

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Coordinates: 48°36′19″N 3°50′2″W / 48.60528°N 3.83389°W / 48.60528; -3.83389