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The town hall in Plouguin
The town hall in Plouguin
Coat of arms of Plouguin
Coat of arms
Plouguin is located in France
Coordinates: 48°31′31″N 4°36′00″W / 48.5253°N 4.6000°W / 48.5253; -4.6000Coordinates: 48°31′31″N 4°36′00″W / 48.5253°N 4.6000°W / 48.5253; -4.6000
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Brest
Canton Ploudalmézeau
Intercommunality Plabennec et des Abers
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Roger Talarmain
Area1 31.02 km2 (11.98 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,074
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 29196 /29830
Elevation 0–82 m (0–269 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.

Plouguin (Plougin in Breton) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

It lies 20 km (12 mi) northwest of Brest, about 7 km (4.3 mi) from the English Channel in the far west of the Leon peninsula.


Inhabitants of Plouguin are called in French Plouguinois.

Saint Winwaloe[edit]

Plouguin is considered to have been (about 460) the birthplace of Saint Winwaloe, and his supposed place of birth, a feudal hillock, is still pointed out.

International relations[edit]

Plouguin is twinned with the town of Newport in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

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