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Morbihan (Department, France)

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Flag of the General Council of Morbihan - Image by Pascal Vagnat, 20 June 2010


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Administrative data

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

Area: 6,823 km2
Population (2006): 694,821 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, "The Little Sea"). Another proposal, "Côtes-du-Sud", was rejected.
In 1857, the municipality of Locunolé was transferred from the department of Morbihan to the department of Finistère.

Ivan Sache, 13 November 2009


Flag of the General Council

The flag of the General Council of Morbihan is white with the logo of the General Council in the middle.

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Former flag of the General Council of Morbihan, 1998- - Image by Pascal Vagnat, 4 October 2009

The previous flag of the General Council of Morbihan, adopted in 1998, was white with the former logo of the General Council.
The former logo of the General Council of Morbihan was a blue parallelogram with a green-blue-red-yellow emblem recalling a letter "M" and, maybe, the map of the department, flanked by "CONSEIL GÉNÉRAL" (top) in white letters and "Morbihan" (bottom) in green letters.

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Former flag of the General Council of Morbihan, before 1998 - Image by Pascal Vagnat, 20 June 2010

An even older flag was white with the older logo of the General Council, a blue rectnagle with the white writing "CONSEIL / GÉNÉRAL / DU MORBIHAN".

Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 20 June 2010


Cap Atlantique

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Flag of Cap Atlantique - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 29 May 2017

The Communauté d'agglomération de la presqu'île de Guérande - Atlantique (Cap Atlantique; 72,917 inhabitants in 2014, 38,612 ha) is made of 12 municipalities located in Loire-Atlantique (Assérac, Batz-sur-Mer, Guérande, Herbignac, La Baule-Escoublac (seat), La Turballe, Le Croisic, Le Pouliguen, Mesquer, Piriac-sur-Mer, Saint-Lyphard, Saint-Molf) and another three located in Morbihan (Camoêl, Férel, Pénestin).

P>The flag of Cap Atlantique (video) is vertically divided blue-white (~3:5), with the circular logo in the middle.
The logo represents a geographical map of the Guérande Peninsula (presqu'île), limited west by the Atlantic Ocean, north by river Vilaine, and south by the wide estuary of river Loire.
The motto "L'Énergie pour bâtir ensemble" reads "Energy to build together".

Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 5 June 2017