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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Ploubalay
Coat of arms
Ploubalay is located in France
Coordinates: 48°34′51″N 2°08′20″W / 48.5808°N 2.1389°W / 48.5808; -2.1389Coordinates: 48°34′51″N 2°08′20″W / 48.5808°N 2.1389°W / 48.5808; -2.1389
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Dinan
Canton Pleslin-Trigavou
Area1 35.45 km2 (13.69 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,606
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 22209 /22650
Elevation 2–77 m (6.6–252.6 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.

Ploubalay (Breton: Plouvalae) is a former commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune Beaussais-sur-Mer.[1]


The little town is near the sea but, unusually for this stretch of coast, it has no beach of its own.

For road users, Ploubalay deserves the epithet «carrefour des plages»/"crossroads of the beaches". It is crossed by the D2 departmental road connecting Dinan with the coast and by the D786 linking Plancoët with Dinard.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1968 2,150 —    
1975 2,217 +3.1%
1982 2,292 +3.4%
1990 2,334 +1.8%
1999 2,385 +2.2%
2008 2,606 +9.3%

Inhabitants of Ploubalay are called ploubalaysiens in French.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 30 August 2016 (in French)

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