Morbihan

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Morbihan
Department
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
Country France
Region Brittany
Prefecture Vannes
Subprefectures Lorient
Pontivy
Government
 • President of the General Council François Goulard
Area1
 • Total 6,823 km2 (2,634 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 737,778
 • Rank 31st
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 56
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 21
Communes 253
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Morbihan (French pronunciation: ​[mɔʁbi.ɑ̃]; Breton: [Mor-Bihan] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help), 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 has also two subprefectures: Lorient and Pontivy.

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