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Bretagne (Region, France)

Last modified: 2005-06-17 by ivan sache
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[Region Bretagne]by Vincent Morley

The Region uses the modern Breton flag (Gwenn-ha-Du). The decision to put it in the session room of the Regional Council was taken on 30 June 1997.

Source: Ar Banniel [arb] #4 (winter 1997).

Pascal Vagnat, 2 December 1997

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Administrative data

Departments: Côtes-d'Armor, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine, Morbihan
Bordering Regions: Basse-Normandie, Pays de la Loire
Traditional province: Bretagne

Area: 27,209 km2
Population (1995): 2,846,900 inhabitants
Regional prefecture: Rennes

Flag of the Regional Council

[Reg. Council Bretagne]by Pascal Gross

The flag was created by the agency Energie and officially adopted in 1988. It roughly represents a map of Brittany, with the two blue stripes symbolizing the Channel and the Atlantic Ocean.

Source: Les drapeaux bretons de 1188 à nos jours [rau98]

Ivan Sache, 4 January 1999