Ploeren

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Ploeren
Ploveren
The stone arch at the entrance to Ploeren
The stone arch at the entrance to Ploeren
Coat of arms of Ploeren
Coat of arms
Ploeren is located in France
Ploeren
Ploeren
Coordinates: 47°39′25″N 2°51′54″W / 47.657°N 2.865°W / 47.657; -2.865Coordinates: 47°39′25″N 2°51′54″W / 47.657°N 2.865°W / 47.657; -2.865
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Vannes
Canton Vannes-Ouest
Intercommunality Pays de Vannes
Government
 • Mayor (2014—2020) Gilbert Lorho
Area1 20.44 km2 (7.89 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 6,284
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56164 /56880
Elevation 3–58 m (9.8–190.3 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.

Ploeren (Breton: Ploveren) is a commune in the Morbihan department of the region of Brittany in north-western France.

Geography[edit]

It is situated on the main express road RN165 from Nantes to Brest, adjoining the city of Vannes by the west. The village is very close to the Golfe du Morbihan, and is surrounded by Plougoumelen, Arradon, Baden and Vannes.

Ploeren's territory lies on 20.44km², and there were 6,284 inhabitants in 2013.

Monuments[edit]

There are a few monuments, like the Saint-Martin church, and, more surprisingly, a replica of the Statue of Liberty, visible from the main road.

There is also the Triskell, a cultural center with a library, a theater and a lot of space to organize events at the heart of the village.

To organize bigger events, one can find the multipurpose hall named the Spi, surrounded by 2 football fields, tennis courts and another hall.

Education[edit]

There are 2 primary schools: George Brassens, a public school, and Ker Anna, a private school.

In 2013, 54 primary school students learned Breton (roughly 10% of primary school students).

Administration[edit]

The former mayor, Corentin Hilly, invented a new type of traffic lane named “Voie 2M”, which consists in two separate lanes; the first one is a normal road for engine vehicles, and the second one is for all ways of moving without an engine, like riding a bicycle or walking.

The current mayor is Gilbert Lorho who was elected in 2014.

Twin towns[edit]

Ploeren is paired with: Samtgemeinde Land Wursten (Germany)

People[edit]

Ploeren was the birthplace of:

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