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Ploubazlanec is located in France
Coordinates: 48°48′05″N 3°01′56″W / 48.8014°N 3.0322°W / 48.8014; -3.0322Coordinates: 48°48′05″N 3°01′56″W / 48.8014°N 3.0322°W / 48.8014; -3.0322
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Saint-Brieuc
Canton Paimpol
Intercommunality Paimpol-Goëlo
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Danielle Brezellec
Area1 15.04 km2 (5.81 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,238
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 22210 / 22620
Elevation 0–72 m (0–236 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.

Ploubazlanec (Breton: Plaeraneg) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Historically its economy relied on fishing. Fishermen in the 19th century and early 20th century went to Iceland aboard sailing ships called goelettes.

The name Ploubazlanec is typically Breton, "plou" meaning "land of". The name changed from Pleraneg, which still can be seen on road signs.

Ploubazlanec is the embarking place to go to the Île-de-Bréhat.

The place was made famous by the French novel by Pierre Loti, Pêcheur d'Islande, situated in Ploubazlanec.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 3,724 —    
1968 3,500 −6.0%
1975 3,358 −4.1%
1982 3,653 +8.8%
1990 3,725 +2.0%
1999 3,321 −10.8%
2008 3,238 −2.5%

Inhabitants of Ploubazlanec are called ploubazlanecains in French.

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