Ploudaniel (French pronunciation: ​[pludanjɛl]; Breton: Plouzeniel) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

Ploudaniel
Plouzeniel
The town hall in Ploudaniel
The town hall in Ploudaniel
Coat of arms of Ploudaniel
Location of Ploudaniel
Ploudaniel is located in France
Ploudaniel
Ploudaniel
Ploudaniel is located in Brittany
Ploudaniel
Ploudaniel
Coordinates: 48°32′15″N 4°18′37″W / 48.5375°N 4.3103°W / 48.5375; -4.3103Coordinates: 48°32′15″N 4°18′37″W / 48.5375°N 4.3103°W / 48.5375; -4.3103
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementBrest
CantonLesneven
IntercommunalityLesneven Côte des Légendes
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pierre Guiziou[1]
Area
1
46.28 km2 (17.87 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
3,737
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29179 /29260
Elevation27–121 m (89–397 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

Ploudaniel has a oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). The average annual temperature in Ploudaniel is 11.4 °C (52.5 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,164.1 mm (45.83 in) with December as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 16.9 °C (62.4 °F), and lowest in January, at around 6.7 °C (44.1 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Ploudaniel was 36.4 °C (97.5 °F) on 2 August 1990; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −10.4 °C (13.3 °F) on 1 January 1997.

Climate data for Ploudaniel (1981–2010 averages, extremes 1982−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.8
(62.2)
21.4
(70.5)
24.3
(75.7)
28.5
(83.3)
29.5
(85.1)
32.3
(90.1)
34.8
(94.6)
36.4
(97.5)
31.5
(88.7)
28.3
(82.9)
21.5
(70.7)
18.8
(65.8)
36.4
(97.5)
Average high °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
9.9
(49.8)
12.0
(53.6)
13.7
(56.7)
16.8
(62.2)
19.3
(66.7)
21.4
(70.5)
21.5
(70.7)
19.7
(67.5)
16.3
(61.3)
12.4
(54.3)
10.1
(50.2)
15.2
(59.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
6.7
(44.1)
8.3
(46.9)
9.5
(49.1)
12.5
(54.5)
14.9
(58.8)
16.9
(62.4)
16.9
(62.4)
15.1
(59.2)
12.5
(54.5)
9.3
(48.7)
7.2
(45.0)
11.4
(52.5)
Average low °C (°F) 3.9
(39.0)
3.6
(38.5)
4.7
(40.5)
5.3
(41.5)
8.2
(46.8)
10.5
(50.9)
12.5
(54.5)
12.3
(54.1)
10.4
(50.7)
8.8
(47.8)
6.1
(43.0)
4.3
(39.7)
7.6
(45.7)
Record low °C (°F) −10.4
(13.3)
−8.2
(17.2)
−4.5
(23.9)
−3.5
(25.7)
−1.1
(30.0)
1.6
(34.9)
4.1
(39.4)
3.7
(38.7)
1.5
(34.7)
−4.5
(23.9)
−4.6
(23.7)
−7.5
(18.5)
−10.4
(13.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 139.1
(5.48)
106.4
(4.19)
92.1
(3.63)
86.0
(3.39)
75.3
(2.96)
55.6
(2.19)
63.8
(2.51)
61.8
(2.43)
77.3
(3.04)
126.2
(4.97)
134.8
(5.31)
145.7
(5.74)
1,164.1
(45.83)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 17.5 14.0 14.1 12.9 11.2 8.9 10.3 9.9 10.7 15.4 17.5 17.9 160.2
Source: Meteociel[3]

PopulationEdit

Inhabitants of Ploudaniel are called in French Ploudaniélois.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 2,511—    
1975 2,558+0.27%
1982 3,044+2.52%
1990 3,406+1.41%
1999 3,572+0.53%
2007 3,666+0.33%
2012 3,662−0.02%
2017 3,709+0.26%
Source: INSEE[4]

Breton languageEdit

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 2 February 2007.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 9 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Normales et records pour Ploudaniel-Inra (29)". Meteociel. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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