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Rue de Pontivy leading to St Nicholas church
Rue de Pontivy leading to St Nicholas church
Coat of arms of Loudéac
Coat of arms
Loudéac is located in France
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
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Saint-Brieuc
Canton Loudéac
Intercommunality Loudéac
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gérard Huet
Area1 80.24 km2 (30.98 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 9,733
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 22136 /22600
Elevation 73–245 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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


Loudéac bilingual sign Gallo.jpg
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 6,594 —    
1800 6,096 −7.6%
1901 5,782 −5.2%
1946 5,876 +1.6%
1968 7,212 +22.7%
1975 9,150 +26.9%
1982 9,729 +6.3%
1990 9,820 +0.9%
1999 9,371 −4.6%
2008 9,733 +3.9%

The inhabitants of Loudéac are known in French as Loudéaciens.



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


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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