Plouha

Plouha (Breton: Plouha, Gallo: Plóha) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.

Plouha

Plouha
Kermaria an'Iskuit Chapel

Coat of arms
Location of Plouha
Plouha
Plouha
Coordinates: 48°41′N 2°56′W
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
ArrondissementGuingamp
CantonPlouha
IntercommunalityLanvollon Plouha
Government
  Mayor (20162020) Philippe Delsol
Area
1
39.97 km2 (15.43 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,582
  Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22222 /22580
Elevation0–109 m (0–358 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.±%
19624,227    
19684,296+1.6%
19754,195−2.4%
19824,248+1.3%
19904,197−1.2%
19994,397+4.8%
20044,425+0.6%
20094,582+3.5%
20144,464−2.6%
20154,476+0.3%

Inhabitants of Plouha are called plouhatins in French.

Twin towns

Plouha is twinned with:

History

Plouha has many notable medieval sites ranging from chapels and churches to manoires and kers. The Chapel of Kermaria (Kermaria an Iskuit) is perhaps the most widely recognized outside of Brittany.

World War II

Plouha's beaches were the sight of several Resistance efforts, notably as part of the Comet line, a resistance group that sheltered Allied troops and helped them return to Great Britain. The plage Bonaparte in Plouha was the site for the Shelburne Operation which organized the return of Allied airmen to Dartmouth, UK.

See also

References

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



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