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The town hall in Plouay
The town hall in Plouay
Coat of arms of Plouay
Coat of arms
Plouay is located in France
Coordinates: 47°54′56″N 3°20′02″W / 47.9156°N 3.3339°W / 47.9156; -3.3339Coordinates: 47°54′56″N 3°20′02″W / 47.9156°N 3.3339°W / 47.9156; -3.3339
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Lorient
Canton Plouay
Intercommunality Région de Plouay
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Jacques Le Nay
Area1 67.33 km2 (26.00 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 4,759
 • 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 (Breton: Ploue) is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in north-western France.

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.

Twin towns[edit]

Plouay is twinned with Pershore in England.


Inhabitants of Plouay or Ploue are called Plouaysiens in French and Plouead (Ploueiz), Ploueadez (-ed) in Breton.[1]

Breton language[edit]

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.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Portail géographique de la Bretagne - in French and Breton (accessed 29 July 2010).
  2. ^ (French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

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