|Intercommunality||Golfe du Morbihan - Vannes Agglomération|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Gilbert Lorho|
|20.44 km2 (7.89 sq mi)|
|• Density||320/km2 (840/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||3–58 m (9.8–190.3 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
It is situated on the main express road RN165 from Nantes to Brest, adjoining the city of Vannes by the west. The village is very close to the Golfe du Morbihan, and is surrounded by Plougoumelen, Arradon, Baden and Vannes.
Ploeren's territory is 20.44 km2, and there were 6,284 inhabitants in 2013.
There are a few monuments, like the Saint-Martin church, and, more surprisingly, a replica of the Statue of Liberty, visible from the main road.
There is also the Triskell, a cultural center with a library, a theater and a lot of space to organize events at the heart of the village.
To organize bigger events, one can find the multipurpose hall named the Spi, surrounded by 2 football fields, tennis courts and another hall.
There are 2 primary schools: Georges-Brassens, a public school, and Ker Anna, a private school.
In 2013, 54 primary school students learned Breton (roughly 10% of primary school students).
The former mayor, Corentin Hilly, invented a new type of traffic lane named “Voie 2M”, which consists in two separate lanes; the first one is a normal road for engine vehicles, and the second one is for all ways of moving without an engine, like riding a bicycle or walking.
The current mayor is Gilbert Lorho who was elected in 2014.
Ploeren is paired with: Samtgemeinde Land Wursten (Germany)
Ploeren was the birthplace of:
- "Maires du Morbihan" (PDF). Préfecture du Morbihan. 7 July 2020.
- "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
- INSEE commune file
- Official website (in French)
- Base Mérimée: Search for heritage in the commune, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
- Mayors of Morbihan Association (in French)