Loudéac

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Loudéac

Loudieg
Rue de Pontivy leading to St Nicholas church
Rue de Pontivy leading to St Nicholas church
Coat of arms of Loudéac
Coat of arms
Location of Loudéac
Loudéac is located in France
Loudéac
Loudéac
Loudéac is located in Brittany
Loudéac
Loudéac
Coordinates: 48°10′40″N 2°45′14″W / 48.1778°N 2.7539°W / 48.1778; -2.7539Coordinates: 48°10′40″N 2°45′14″W / 48.1778°N 2.7539°W / 48.1778; -2.7539
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
ArrondissementSaint-Brieuc
CantonLoudéac
IntercommunalityLoudéac
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gérard Huet
Area
1
80.24 km2 (30.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
9,571
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22136 /22600
Elevation73–245 m (240–804 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Loudéac (Breton: Loudieg, Gallo: Loudia) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Population[edit]

Loudéac bilingual sign Gallo.jpg
Historical population
YearPop.±%
17936,594—    
18006,096−7.6%
19015,782−5.2%
19465,876+1.6%
19687,212+22.7%
19759,150+26.9%
19829,729+6.3%
19909,820+0.9%
19999,371−4.6%
20089,733+3.9%

The inhabitants of Loudéac are known in French as Loudéaciens.

Personalities[edit]

Economics[edit]

Cabinet-making : Ateliers Allot Frères Pastry-cooking : Ker Cadélac

Sport[edit]

Loudéac has 2 football teams, FC Saint-Bugan, named after an area in the town, and Loudéac OSC, formed from the amalgamation of Stade Loudéacien and Avenir Loudéac in the early 2000s. Loudéac OSC is traditionally a big club on the amateur scene in the region (being one of the larger towns). Recently, the club has restructured with a strong policy on developing youth, which has paid dividends as the club are again rising through the divisions. There is also a female team within the club. There is a handball team in the town, l'Amicale Laîque Loudéac Handball who compete across male and female senior and junior competition. A rugby team based in the town is named the Loup'déaciens (a play on words on the word 'loup' which means 'wolf' in French. There is a strong local pool scene, which has culminated in a youth based in the town becoming a world champion at youth level as part of a French team.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

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