Ploeren (French pronunciation: ​[pleʁɛ̃]; Breton: Ploveren) is a commune in the Morbihan department of the region of Brittany in north-western France.[3]

Ploeren
Ploveren
The stone arch at the entrance to Ploeren
The stone arch at the entrance to Ploeren
Coat of arms of Ploeren
Location of Ploeren
Ploeren is located in France
Ploeren
Ploeren
Ploeren is located in Brittany
Ploeren
Ploeren
Coordinates: 47°39′25″N 2°51′54″W / 47.657°N 2.865°W / 47.657; -2.865Coordinates: 47°39′25″N 2°51′54″W / 47.657°N 2.865°W / 47.657; -2.865
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentMorbihan
ArrondissementVannes
CantonVannes-2
IntercommunalityGolfe du Morbihan - Vannes Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Gilbert Lorho[1]
Area
1
20.44 km2 (7.89 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
6,635
 • Density320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
56164 /56880
Elevation3–58 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.

GeographyEdit

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.

MonumentsEdit

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.

EducationEdit

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).

AdministrationEdit

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.

Twin townsEdit

Ploeren is paired with: Samtgemeinde Land Wursten (Germany)

PeopleEdit

Ploeren was the birthplace of:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maires du Morbihan" (PDF). Préfecture du Morbihan. 7 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ INSEE commune file

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