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Coat of arms of Pleudihen-sur-Rance
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Pleudihen-sur-Rance is located in France
Coordinates: 48°30′42″N 1°57′02″W / 48.5117°N 1.9506°W / 48.5117; -1.9506Coordinates: 48°30′42″N 1°57′02″W / 48.5117°N 1.9506°W / 48.5117; -1.9506
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Dinan
Canton Dinan-Est
Intercommunality Dinan
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Michel Vaspart
Area1 24.55 km2 (9.48 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,775
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 22197 / 22690
Elevation 0–63 m (0–207 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.

Pleudihen-sur-Rance (Breton: Pleudehen) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.

It is known for the production of apples and Breton champagne (cider).

During the latter half of the 18th century, the town took in a large share of 2,000 Acadians who were deported to France against their will.


Located only a couple of miles from the Rance, Pleudihen-sur-Rance is accessible via the D29 that goes to La Vicomté-sur-Rance to the south (4 miles) and Châteauneuf-d'Ille-et-Vilaine (8 miles) to the north.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 2,056 —    
1968 2,318 +12.7%
1975 2,351 +1.4%
1982 2,461 +4.7%
1990 2,495 +1.4%
1999 2,516 +0.8%
2008 2,775 +10.3%

Inhabitants of Pleudihen-sur-Rance are called pleudihennais in French.


The Musée de la Pomme et du Cidre (The Apple and Cider Museum), located in a farmhouse within town, is a prominent attraction, displaying various types of apple trees, production methods, and offers cider tasting.


Pleudihen-sur-Rance maintains a town partnership with the German community of Herschbach in the Westerwaldkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate.

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