Last modified: 2005-12-24 by ivan sache
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Flag of the General Council of Ille-et-Vilaine - Image by Ivan Sache, 25 June 2001
Traditional provinces: Brittany (traditional provinces of Dol, Rennes, and Saint-Malo)
Bordering departments: Côtes-d'Armor, Loire-Atlantique, Manche, Mayenne, Morbihan
Area: 6,775 km2
Population (1995): 836,700 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Fougères, Redon, Saint-Malo
Subdivisions: 4 arrondissements, 51 cantons, 352 communes.
The department is named after the rivers Ille and Vilaine (225 km), tributary of the Channel.
The flag of the General Council (Conseil Général) of Ille-et-Vilaine is made of the logotype of the General Council placed on a white field.
The logotype represents an outline of the map of Brittany in black (without the tip of Finistère!). The red disc shows the geographical location of the departement. CONSEIL GENERAL D'ILLE ET VILAINE is written below the logotype.
Interestingly, the official name of the departement requires hyphens (Ille-et-Vilaine), which are omitted on the flag.
Ivan Sache, 25 June 2001