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Plouescat

Ploueskad
The sea shore near Plouescat

Coat of arms
Location of Plouescat
Plouescat
Plouescat
Plouescat
Plouescat
Coordinates: 48°39′28″N 4°10′24″W / 48.6578°N 4.1733°W / 48.6578; -4.1733Coordinates: 48°39′28″N 4°10′24″W / 48.6578°N 4.1733°W / 48.6578; -4.1733
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementMorlaix
CantonSaint-Pol-de-Léon
IntercommunalityBaie du Kernic
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Daniel Jacq
Area
1
14.79 km2 (5.71 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,541
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29185 /29430
Elevation0–56 m (0–184 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Plouescat (Breton: Ploueskad) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. It is a seaside resort, complete with a casino and a large camping and caravanning site, adjacent to its extensive beach of fine, powdery sand. The region is largely agricultural, specialising in artichokes, onions, cauliflowers and potatoes.

Les halles of Plouescat
Les halles of Plouescat

In the centre of the village is Les Halles - a remarkable timber-framed market hall dating from the early 15th Century which has been classified by the French Ministry of Culture as a Monument historique since 1915.[2]

The route of a former railway line provided the foundation for a new road, called Le boulevard de l'Europe, which by-passes Plouescat on its southern side.

Population

Port de Porsguen
Port de Porsguen

Inhabitants of Plouescat are called in French Plouescatais.

Historical population of Plouescat
Year17931846189119461962199019992008
Population21183467298342244042368936603736

Breton language

In 2008, 17.02% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[3]

International relations

Plouescat is twinned with:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ (in French) French Ministry of Culture database entry
  3. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue
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