Loudéac

Loudéac (Breton: Loudieg, Gallo: Loudia) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Loudéac

Loudieg
Rue de Pontivy leading to St Nicholas church

Coat of arms
Location of Loudéac
Loudéac
Loudéac
Coordinates: 48°10′40″N 2°45′14″W
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
ArrondissementSaint-Brieuc
CantonLoudéac
IntercommunalityLoudéac
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Gérard Huet
Area
1
80.24 km2 (30.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
9,987
  Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22136 /22600
Elevation73–245 m (240–804 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17936,594    
18006,096−7.6%
19015,782−5.2%
19465,876+1.6%
19687,212+22.7%
19759,150+26.9%
19829,729+6.3%
19909,820+0.9%
19999,371−4.6%
20089,733+3.9%

The inhabitants of Loudéac are known in French as Loudéaciens.

Personalities

Economics

Cabinet-making : Ateliers Allot Frères Pastry-cooking : Ker Cadélac

Sport

Loudéac has 2 football teams, FC Saint-Bugan, named after an area in the town, and Loudéac OSC, formed from the amalgamation of Stade Loudéacien and Avenir Loudéac in the early 2000s. Loudéac OSC is traditionally a big club on the amateur scene in the region (being one of the larger towns). Recently, the club has restructured with a strong policy on developing youth, which has paid dividends as the club are again rising through the divisions. There is also a female team within the club. There is a handball team in the town, l'Amicale Laîque Loudéac Handball who compete across male and female senior and junior competition. A rugby team based in the town is named the Loup'déaciens (a play on words on the word 'loup' which means 'wolf' in French. There is a strong local pool scene, which has culminated in a youth based in the town becoming a world champion at youth level as part of a French team.

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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