Plouguin

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Plouguin
Plougin
Commune
The town hall in Plouguin
The town hall in Plouguin
Coat of arms of Plouguin
Coat of arms
Plouguin is located in France
Plouguin
Plouguin
Location within Brittany region
Plouguin is located in Brittany
Plouguin
Plouguin
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 Plabennec
Intercommunality Plabennec et des Abers
Government
 • 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 UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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.

Population[edit]

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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