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Coordinates: 47°54′56″N 3°20′02″W / 47.9156°N 3.3339°W / 47.9156; -3.3339Coordinates: 47°54′56″N 3°20′02″W / 47.9156°N 3.3339°W / 47.9156; -3.3339{{#coordinates:47.9156|-3.3339|type:city(4759)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Brittany</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Morbihan</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Lorient</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Plouay</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Région de Plouay</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008—2014) </th><td> Jacques Le Nay</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 67.33 km2 (26.00 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 4,759</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 71/km2 (180/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 56166 / 56240</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Plouay (Breton: Ploue) is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in north-western France.

Plouay hosts the GP Ouest-France and the GP de Plouay, an annual cycling race (a men's and women's race, respectively). It was also the location of the UCI Road World Championships in 2000. The Tour de France has visited this town three times: in 1998, 2002 and in 2006.

Twin towns

Plouay is twinned with Pershore in England.

Demographics

Inhabitants of Plouay or Ploue are called Plouaysiens in French and Plouead (Ploueiz), Ploueadez (-ed) in Breton.[1]

Breton language

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on February the 10th of 2006.

In 2008, 11,56% of the children in Plouay attended Breton-French bilingual classes in primary education.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Portail géographique de la Bretagne - in French and Breton (accessed 29 July 2010).
  2. ^ Invalid language code. Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

External links

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The town hall in Plouay
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