Loctudy

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Loctudy
Loktudi
Remise des bateaux de pêche Loctudy.jpg
Loctudy is located in France
Loctudy
Loctudy
Coordinates: 47°50′04″N 4°10′05″W / 47.8344°N 4.1681°W / 47.8344; -4.1681Coordinates: 47°50′04″N 4°10′05″W / 47.8344°N 4.1681°W / 47.8344; -4.1681
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Quimper
Canton Guilvinec
Intercommunality Pays Bigouden Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christine Zamuner
Area
 • Land1 12.73 km2 (4.92 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 4,161
 • Population2 density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29135 / 29750
Elevation 0–17 m (0–56 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.

Loctudy (Breton: Loktudi) is a fishing port and seaside resort in Brittany, France, at the mouth of the Pont-l'Abbé river estuary.

The commune is in the Finistère [[Departments of France department]] in northwestern France. Situated on the peninsula of Penmarc'h in the far southwestern part of Lower Brittany, it preserves elements of old Breton culture, and the Breton language is still in use.

The name means "place or hermitage of St Tudy". There is controversy concerning the identity of the saint: both Tudy of Landevennec and Tudwal have been suggested. The eleventh-century church is dedicated to St Tudy.

Le passeur, île-Tudy Loctudy 2006.JPG

The port grew because of its sheltered position protected from the prevailing southwest winds. The fishing port is important (2004-6: around 7000 tonnes per annum landed), and specializes in langoustines, called "demoiselles de Loctudy". The four ports of the Penmarc'h peninsula (Guilvinec, Saint Guénolé Penmarc'h, Loctudy and Lesconil) land 40 000 tonnes per year and constitute the largest fishery in France. A marina was constructed in 1991 and had (2006) 661 moorings.

Loctudy is twinned with the towns of Fishguard in Pembrokeshire, Wales and Ribadeo in Galicia, Spain.

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Inhabitants of Loctudy are called Loctudistes.

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