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Coat of arms of Vannes
Coat of arms
Vannes is located in France
Coordinates: 47°23′32″N 2°27′13″W / 47.3921°N 2.4537°W / 47.3921; -2.4537Coordinates: 47°23′32″N 2°27′13″W / 47.3921°N 2.4537°W / 47.3921; -2.4537
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Vannes
Intercommunality Vannes agglo - Golfe du Morbihan
 • Mayor (2014-2020) David Robo
Area1 32.3 km2 (12.5 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 52,648
 • Density 1,630.0/km2 (4,222/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56260 /56000
Elevation 93–217 m (305–712 ft)
(avg. 102 m or 335 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.

Vannes is a commune. It is the prefecture of Morbihan in Brittany.

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Vannes is twinned with:

  • Belgium Mons, Belgium (since 1952)
  • Germany Cuxhaven, Germany (since 1963)
  • United Kingdom Fareham, United Kingdom (since 1967)

Vannes also has partnerships (‘partenariats’) with: