Pluvigner

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Pluvigner
Pleuwigner
Commune
The town hall in Pluvigner
The town hall in Pluvigner
Coat of arms of Pluvigner
Coat of arms
Pluvigner is located in France
Pluvigner
Pluvigner
Location within Brittany region
Pluvigner is located in Brittany
Pluvigner
Pluvigner
Coordinates: 47°46′00″N 3°01′00″W / 47.7667°N 3.0167°W / 47.7667; -3.0167Coordinates: 47°46′00″N 3°01′00″W / 47.7667°N 3.0167°W / 47.7667; -3.0167
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Lorient
Canton Pluvigner
Intercommunality Pays d'Auray
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guigner Le Hénanff
Area1 82.83 km2 (31.98 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 5,428
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 56177 /56330
Elevation 17–146 m (56–479 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.

Pluvigner (Breton: Pleuwigner) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.

Demographics[edit]

Inhabitants of Pluvigner are called in French Pluvignois.

At the 1999 census, the town had a population of 5,428. In 2007 the estimated population was 7072.[1]

Town centre[edit]

At the centre of Pluvigner is L'Eglise St Guigner, near which two main squares form the principal shopping district. There are three bakeries, two butchers, clothes shops, a post office, a florist and three bars in the centre. A Leclerc and Lidl supermarket can be found on the outskirts. There is also a sports complex with football and rugby pitches, tennis courts and a gym.

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on November the 9th of 2006.

In 2008, there was 9,66% of the children attended the bilingual schools in primary education.[2]

Twin towns[edit]

The town is twinned with Cahirciveen, County Kerry, Ireland Republic of Ireland since 1984.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pluvigner website
  2. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue
  3. ^ Association Bretagne-Irlande (in French)

External links[edit]