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The sea shore near Plouescat
The sea shore near Plouescat
Coat of arms of Plouescat
Coat of arms
Plouescat is located in France
Coordinates: 48°39′28″N 4°10′24″W / 48.6578°N 4.1733°W / 48.6578; -4.1733Coordinates: 48°39′28″N 4°10′24″W / 48.6578°N 4.1733°W / 48.6578; -4.1733
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Morlaix
Canton Saint-Pol-de-Léon
Intercommunality Baie du Kernic
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Daniel Jacq
Area1 14.79 km2 (5.71 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,736
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 29185 /29430
Elevation 0–56 m (0–184 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.

Plouescat (Breton: Ploueskad) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. It is a seaside resort, complete with a casino and a large camping and caravanning site, adjacent to its extensive beach of fine, powdery sand. The region is largely agricultural, specialising in artichokes, onions, cauliflowers and potatoes.

Les halles of Plouescat

In the centre of the village is Les Halles - a remarkable timber-framed market hall dating from the early 15th Century which has been classified by the French Ministry of Culture as a Monument historique since 1915.[1]

The route of a former railway line provided the foundation for a new road, called Le boulevard de l'Europe, which by-passes Plouescat on its southern side.


Port de Porsguen

Inhabitants of Plouescat are called in French Plouescatais.

Historical population of Plouescat
Year 1793 1846 1891 1946 1962 1990 1999 2008
Population 2118 3467 2983 4224 4042 3689 3660 3736

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 17.02% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[2]

International relations[edit]

Plouescat is twinned with:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in French) French Ministry of Culture database entry
  2. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

External links[edit]