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The church of Saint-Pierre, in Plouguernével
The church of Saint-Pierre, in Plouguernével
Plouguernével is located in France
Coordinates: 48°14′27″N 3°15′17″W / 48.2408°N 3.2547°W / 48.2408; -3.2547Coordinates: 48°14′27″N 3°15′17″W / 48.2408°N 3.2547°W / 48.2408; -3.2547
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Guingamp
Canton Rostrenen
Intercommunality Kreiz-Breizh
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Alain Guéguen
Area1 41.60 km2 (16.06 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,817
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 22220 /22110
Elevation 132–235 m (433–771 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.

Plouguernével (Breton: Plougernevel, pronounced [pluɡeːrnevɛl]) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Historically it is cited for intervening in the Révolte des Bonnets Rouges (Red Caps revolt) of 1675.


The name Plouguernével is typically Breton, "ploe" meaning "parish", "kêr" meaning "village" and "nevez" meaning "new" or more likely from ploe and Kernev-uhel meaning High Cornouaille or even from ploe and the surname Kernevel composed of ker and the anthroponym Nevel, Neñvel in modern Breton meaning Celeste (heavenly). The name changed from Ploekerneguell, which still can be seen on road signs.

The commune of Plouguernével consists of the following villages: le Bot-Col, Kervalentou, Kermap-Jeffray, la Croix, Kerdelaïde, Kervert, le Bigodou, Restrote, Berzoc'h, Quinquis-Futen, Quinquis-Gesten, Bodillo-Bras, Saintenant, Kerbert, Kermarec, Kerloscouarn, Kerjacob, Questel, Restuet, Stang-Bouet, Locmaria, Kerallain, etc.


Inhabitants of Plouguernével are called plouguistes in French.

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