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Morbihan (Department, France)

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[CG Morgihan]by Philippe-Pierre Darras

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Administrative data

Code: 56
Region: Bretagne
Traditional provinces: Bretagne (traditional Breton province of Broërec)
Bordering departments: Côtes d'Armor, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine, Loire-Atlantique

Area: 6,823 km2
Population (1995): 633,000 inhabitants

Préfecture: Vannes
Sous-préfectures: Lorient, Pontivy
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 42 cantons, 261 communes.

The department is named after the gulf of Morbihan (in Breton, little sea).