Ploudalmézeau

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Ploudalmézeau

Gwitalmeze
A view of the sea, at Portsall
A view of the sea, at Portsall
Coat of arms of Ploudalmézeau
Coat of arms
Location of Ploudalmézeau
Ploudalmézeau is located in France
Ploudalmézeau
Ploudalmézeau
Ploudalmézeau is located in Brittany
Ploudalmézeau
Ploudalmézeau
Coordinates: 48°32′28″N 4°39′22″W / 48.5411°N 4.6561°W / 48.5411; -4.6561Coordinates: 48°32′28″N 4°39′22″W / 48.5411°N 4.6561°W / 48.5411; -4.6561
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementBrest
CantonPlabennec
IntercommunalityPays d'Iroise
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Marguerite Lamour
Area
1
23.18 km2 (8.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,431
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29178 /29830
Elevation0–86 m (0–282 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ploudalmézeau (Breton: Gwitalmeze) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

The village and small port of Portsall is part of the commune. Portsall is known for the Amoco Cadiz oil spill.

International relations[edit]

It is twinned with Cullompton, Devon.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Ploudalmézeau are called in French Ploudalméziens.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 2,701—    
1800 2,906+7.6%
1806 2,738−5.8%
1821 2,881+5.2%
1831 3,023+4.9%
1836 3,085+2.1%
1841 3,209+4.0%
1846 3,234+0.8%
1851 3,219−0.5%
1856 3,220+0.0%
1861 3,267+1.5%
1866 3,252−0.5%
1872 3,148−3.2%
1876 3,341+6.1%
1881 3,240−3.0%
1886 3,205−1.1%
1891 3,286+2.5%
1896 3,305+0.6%
1901 3,436+4.0%
1906 3,465+0.8%
1911 3,725+7.5%
1921 3,977+6.8%
1926 3,946−0.8%
1931 3,867−2.0%
1936 3,802−1.7%
1946 4,142+8.9%
1954 4,177+0.8%
1962 4,190+0.3%
1968 4,297+2.6%
1975 4,464+3.9%
1982 4,771+6.9%
1990 4,874+2.2%
1999 5,009+2.8%
2008 6,070+21.2%

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 11.69% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[2]

Amoco Cadiz oil spill[edit]

Amoco Cadiz anchor in Portsall

On 16 March 1978, Amoco Cadiz, a very large crude carrier (VLCC), owned by Amoco, split in two after running aground on Portsall Rocks, 5 km (3.1 mi) from the coast of Portsall, resulting in the largest oil spill of its kind in history to that date.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue (in French)

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