Rennes

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Rennes
Roazhon pronounced [ˈrwaːzən]
Prefecture and commune
Flag of Rennes
Flag
Coat of arms of Rennes
Coat of arms
Motto: Live in harmony (French: "Vivre en intelligence")
Rennes is located in France
Rennes
Rennes
Coordinates: 48°06′53″N 1°40′46″W / 48.1147°N 1.6794°W / 48.1147; -1.6794Coordinates: 48°06′53″N 1°40′46″W / 48.1147°N 1.6794°W / 48.1147; -1.6794
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Ille-et-Vilaine
Arrondissement Rennes
Canton Rennes-1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Intercommunality Rennes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Nathalie Appéré (PS)
Area1 50.39 km2 (19.46 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 211,373
 • Density 4,194.7/km2 (10,864.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 35238 /35000, 35200, 35700
Elevation 20–74 m (66–243 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Rennes is a city in France, the prefecture of Brittany and the Ille-et-Vilaine department. Its name is « Roazhon » in the Breton language.

Education[change | change source]

The Rennes agglomeration has a large student population (around 63,000) and 2 universities :

A campus of the computer science schools École pour l'informatique et les techniques avancées and École pour l'informatique et les nouvelles technologies , the university in electric energy and information sciences Supélec, the engineering school CentraleSupélec and the business school Paris School of Business are also in Rennes.

Twin towns – sister cities[change | change source]

  • Republic of Ireland Cork, Ireland (since 1982)
  • Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan (since 1991)
  • Mali Plateau Dogon, Mali (since 1995)
  • Poland Poznań, Poland (since 1998)
  • Romania Sibiu, Romania (since 1999)
  • People's Republic of China Jinan, China (since 2002)

Within France

Pacts of cooperation

Sponsorship

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