Plouzané

Plouzané (Breton: Plouzane) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

Plouzané

Plouzane
Petit Minou Lighthouse
Coat of arms of Plouzané
Coat of arms
Location of Plouzané
Plouzané is located in France
Plouzané
Plouzané
Plouzané is located in Brittany
Plouzané
Plouzané
Coordinates: 48°22′59″N 4°37′08″W / 48.3831°N 4.6189°W / 48.3831; -4.6189Coordinates: 48°22′59″N 4°37′08″W / 48.3831°N 4.6189°W / 48.3831; -4.6189
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementBrest
CantonBrest-3
IntercommunalityBrest Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Rioual
Area
1
33.14 km2 (12.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
12,822
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29212 /29280
Elevation0–102 m (0–335 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

The shores south of Plouzané are in a strategic location for the defense of the Goulet de Brest strait and were fortified by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban. Defensive strongholds include Fort de Bertheaume, Fort du Mengant, and Fort du Dellec.

PopulationEdit

Inhabitants of Plouzané are called Plouzanéens in French.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 2,050—    
1800 2,325+13.4%
1806 2,242−3.6%
1821 2,175−3.0%
1831 2,209+1.6%
1836 2,341+6.0%
1841 2,353+0.5%
1846 2,370+0.7%
1851 2,312−2.4%
1856 1,977−14.5%
1861 2,264+14.5%
1866 2,240−1.1%
YearPop.±%
1872 2,229−0.5%
1876 2,293+2.9%
1881 2,255−1.7%
1886 2,326+3.1%
1891 2,299−1.2%
1896 2,267−1.4%
1901 2,424+6.9%
1906 2,401−0.9%
1911 2,399−0.1%
1921 2,132−11.1%
1926 2,206+3.5%
1931 2,104−4.6%
YearPop.±%
1936 2,166+2.9%
1946 2,075−4.2%
1954 2,172+4.7%
1962 2,026−6.7%
1968 3,002+48.2%
1975 5,167+72.1%
1982 8,845+71.2%
1990 11,400+28.9%
1999 12,054+5.7%
2008 11,662−3.3%
2011 11,928+2.3%
2016 12,763+7.0%

Breton languageEdit

In 2008, 4.09% of primary-school children attended Breton/French bilingual schools.[2] The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 15 December 2008.

International relationsEdit

Plouzané has twinning arrangements with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

External linksEdit