Plougonvelin

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Plougonvelin

Plougonvelen
The lighthouse at Saint-Mathieu Point
The lighthouse at Saint-Mathieu Point
Coat of arms of Plougonvelin
Coat of arms
Location of Plougonvelin
Plougonvelin is located in France
Plougonvelin
Plougonvelin
Plougonvelin is located in Brittany
Plougonvelin
Plougonvelin
Coordinates: 48°20′37″N 4°42′37″W / 48.3436°N 4.7103°W / 48.3436; -4.7103Coordinates: 48°20′37″N 4°42′37″W / 48.3436°N 4.7103°W / 48.3436; -4.7103
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementBrest
CantonSaint-Renan
IntercommunalityPays d'Iroise
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Goérec
Area
1
18.69 km2 (7.22 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,251
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29190 /29217
Elevation0–88 m (0–289 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Plougonvelin are called in French Plougonvelinois.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18811,470—    
19011,509+2.7%
19111,522+0.9%
19261,519−0.2%
19361,545+1.7%
19461,950+26.2%
19621,439−26.2%
19681,442+0.2%
19751,567+8.7%
19821,738+10.9%
19902,167+24.7%
19992,868+32.3%
20083,625+26.4%

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on June 16, 2005.

In 2008, 8.44% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[2]

Sights[edit]

The commune contains the Abbaye de Saint-Mathieu.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]