Rennes

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Rennes
Roazhon pronounced [ˈrwaːzən]
Prefecture and commune
Marché des Lices.jpgHochbahnabschnitt Pontchaillou - Anatole France der Metro Rennes.jpg
Esplanade du Général de Gaulle à Rennes.jpgL'Opéra de Rennes Bretagne.JPGBatiments de nuits -Univ Rennes 2 - Louis Arretche.jpg
Rennes cathédrale mai 2010 - panorama 1.jpg
Top to bottom, left to right : City hall, Marché des Lices, Rennes Metro, Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, Opera of Rennes by night, University of Rennes 2, Skyline of Rennes from Cathedral
Flag of Rennes
Flag
Coat of arms of Rennes
Coat of arms
Motto(s): Live in harmony (French: "Vivre en intelligence")
Rennes is located in France
Rennes
Rennes
Location within Brittany region
Brittany
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 4,200/km2 (11,000/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)
  • China Jinan, China (since 2002)

Within France

Pacts of cooperation

Sponsorship

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