Plouha

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Plouha

Plouha
Kermaria an'Iskuit Chapel
Kermaria an'Iskuit Chapel
Coat of arms of Plouha
Coat of arms
Location of Plouha
Plouha is located in France
Plouha
Plouha
Plouha is located in Brittany
Plouha
Plouha
Coordinates: 48°41′N 2°56′W / 48.68°N 2.93°W / 48.68; -2.93Coordinates: 48°41′N 2°56′W / 48.68°N 2.93°W / 48.68; -2.93
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
ArrondissementGuingamp
CantonPlouha
IntercommunalityLanvollon Plouha
Government
 • Mayor (2016–2020) Philippe Delsol
Area
1
39.97 km2 (15.43 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,582
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22222 /22580
Elevation0–109 m (0–358 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Plouha (Breton: Plouha, Gallo: Plóha) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19624,227—    
19684,296+1.6%
19754,195−2.4%
19824,248+1.3%
19904,197−1.2%
19994,397+4.8%
20044,425+0.6%
20094,582+3.5%
20144,464−2.6%
20154,476+0.3%

Inhabitants of Plouha are called plouhatins in French.

Twin towns[edit]

Plouha is twinned with:

The church St. Peter from 1872 in Pluha

History[edit]

Plouha has many notable medieval sites ranging from chapels and churches to manoires and kers. The Chapel of Kermaria (Kermaria an Iskuit) is perhaps the most widely recognized outside of Brittany.

World War II[edit]

Plouha's beaches were the sight of several Resistance efforts, notably as part of the Comet line, a resistance group that sheltered Allied troops and helped them return to Great Britain. The plage Bonaparte in Plouha was the site for the Shelburne Operation which organized the return of Allied airmen to Dartmouth, UK.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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