Plouzané

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Plouzané
Plouzane
Commune
Petit Minou lighthouse
Petit Minou lighthouse
Coat of arms of Plouzané
Coat of arms
Plouzané is located in France
Plouzané
Plouzané
Location within Brittany region
Plouzané is located in Brittany
Plouzané
Plouzané
Coordinates: 48°22′59″N 4°37′08″W / 48.3831°N 4.6189°W / 48.3831; -4.6189Coordinates: 48°22′59″N 4°37′08″W / 48.3831°N 4.6189°W / 48.3831; -4.6189
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementBrest
CantonBrest-3
IntercommunalityBrest Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Rioual
Area133.14 km2 (12.80 sq mi)
Population (2008)211,662
 • Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code29212 /29280
Elevation0–102 m (0–335 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.

Plouzané (Breton: Plouzane) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

History[edit]

The shores south of Plouzané are in a strategic location for the defense of the Goulet de Brest and were fortified by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban. Defensive strongholds include Fort de Bertheaume, Fort du Mengant, and Fort du Dellec.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Plouzané are called in French Plouzanéens.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 2,050—    
1800 2,325+13.4%
1806 2,242−3.6%
1821 2,175−3.0%
1831 2,209+1.6%
1836 2,341+6.0%
1841 2,353+0.5%
1846 2,370+0.7%
1851 2,312−2.4%
1856 1,977−14.5%
1861 2,264+14.5%
1866 2,240−1.1%
1872 2,229−0.5%
1876 2,293+2.9%
1881 2,255−1.7%
1886 2,326+3.1%
1891 2,299−1.2%
1896 2,267−1.4%
1901 2,424+6.9%
1906 2,401−0.9%
1911 2,399−0.1%
1921 2,132−11.1%
1926 2,206+3.5%
1931 2,104−4.6%
1936 2,166+2.9%
1946 2,075−4.2%
1954 2,172+4.7%
1962 2,026−6.7%
1968 3,002+48.2%
1975 5,167+72.1%
1982 8,845+71.2%
1990 11,400+28.9%
1999 12,054+5.7%
2008 11,662−3.3%

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 4.09% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[1] The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 15 December 2008.

International relations[edit]

Plouzané has twinning arrangements with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

External links[edit]