From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


Parlement de Bretagne-2006.jpg
The Parliament of Brittany.
Coat of arms of Rennes
Rennes is located in France
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Ille-et-Vilaine
Elevation 20–74 m (66–243 ft)
(avg. 30 m/98 ft)
Land area1 50.39 km2 (19.46 sq mi)
Population2 209,860  (2012)
 - Density 4,165 /km2 (10,790 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 35238/ 35000
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.

Coordinates: 48°03′55″N 1°24′02″W / 48.0653°N 1.4006°W / 48.0653; -1.4006

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


Gallery[change | change source]