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Morbihan

French department

Morbihan (French pronunciation: ​[mɔʁbi.ɑ̃]; Breton: Mor-Bihan, Breton pronunciation: [morˈbiˑãn]) is a department found in the west of France in the Brittany region. Its prefecture is Vannes and its population is about 677,000 (2006 estimation). It is one of the 83 first French departments made during the French revolution.

Morbihan
Prefecture building of the Morbihan department, in Vannes
Prefecture building of the Morbihan department, in Vannes
Flag of Morbihan
Flag
Coat of arms of Morbihan
Coat of arms
Location of Morbihan in France
Location of Morbihan in France
Coordinates: 47°50′N 02°50′W / 47.833°N 2.833°W / 47.833; -2.833Coordinates: 47°50′N 02°50′W / 47.833°N 2.833°W / 47.833; -2.833
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
PrefectureVannes
SubprefecturesLorient
Pontivy
Government
 • President of the General CouncilFrançois Goulard
Area
 • Total6,823 km2 (2,634 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total737,778
 • Rank31st
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Department number56
Arrondissements3
Cantons21
Communes253
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Morbihan has also two subprefectures: Lorient and Pontivy.

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