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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
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
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Corentin Hily
Area1 20.44 km2 (7.89 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 3,984
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
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.

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, there was 3,50% of the children attending the bilingual schools in primary education.[1]


Inhabitants of Ploeren are called Plérinois.

At the census of 1999, the town had a population of 3,984. The estimate for 2007 was 6,004.


Ploeren was the birthplace of:

Twin towns[edit]

Ploeren is paired with: Samtgemeinde Land Wursten (Germany)

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