The town hall in Plouay
|Intercommunality||Région de Plouay|
|• Mayor (2008—2014)||Jacques Le Nay|
|Area1||67.33 km2 (26.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||71/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||56166 /56240|
|Elevation||13–164 m (43–538 ft)
(avg. 83 m or 272 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.
Plouay hosts the GP Ouest-France and the GP de Plouay, annual cycling races (a men's and women's race, respectively). It was also the location of the UCI Road World Championships in 2000. The Tour de France has visited this town three times: in 1998, 2002 and in 2006.
Plouay is twinned with Pershore in England.
The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on February the 10th of 2006.
In 2008, 11.56% of the children in Plouay attended Breton-French bilingual classes in primary education.
- Portail géographique de la Bretagne - in French and Breton (accessed 29 July 2010).
- (French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue
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- Cultural Heritage (French)
- Map of Plouay on Michelin (English)
- Map showing location of Ploue in Breton
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