Plouha

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Plouha
Plouha
Kermaria an'Iskuit Chapel
Kermaria an'Iskuit Chapel
Coat of arms of Plouha
Coat of arms
Plouha is located in France
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
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Saint-Brieuc
Canton Plouha
Intercommunality Lanvollon Plouha
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Éric Duval
Area1 39.97 km2 (15.43 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 4,558
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 22222 / 22580
Elevation 0–109 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 4,227 —    
1968 4,296 +1.6%
1975 4,195 −2.4%
1982 4,248 +1.3%
1990 4,297 +1.2%
1999 4,397 +2.3%
2008 4,558 +3.7%

Inhabitants of Plouha are called plouhatins in French.

International relations[edit]

Plouha is twinned with Killorglin located in County Kerry, Ireland.

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.

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