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Finistère

(fēnēstĕr`) [Lat. finis terrae=land's end], department (1990 pop. 839,800), NW France, in Brittany. QuimperQuimper
, town (1990 pop. 62,541), capital of Finistère dept., NW France, in Brittany, near the Bay of Biscay. It is famous for its pottery (quimper or Brittany ware) and also has textile, food, and furniture industries.
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Finistère

 

a department in northwestern France, in Brittany. Area, 7,000 sq km. Population, 783,000 (1975). The capital is Quimper. The chief branch of the economy is agriculture, including the cultivation of grains, potatoes, and early vegetables, and the raising of livestock. The department is the country’s leading producer of hogs. It also has fishing. Industry includes ship repair, the manufacture of electronics equipment (in Brest), and food processing, including fish canning. The seacoast is a tourist area and has health resorts.

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The popular properties in Finistere, with some availability for next summer, include Pont Kereon, Bannalec; Lechiagat, Treffiagat, near Pont l'Abbe and Neulliac, near Pontivy, the company said.
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On July 20, the Brest Criminal Court (Brittany, France) fined the Croatian captain of a Portuguese ship Euro 200,000 after finding him guilty of deliberately polluting the sea, in an incident in March along the Finistere coast.
The DDASS du Finistere and du Doubs are funded by the Ministere de la Sante de la Famille et des Personnes handicapees.
The diseased herds were found in Maine-et-Loire and Finistere in western France and in the Isere region in the Alps, said the agriculture ministry.
Caroline Ford has put together a well-reasoned study that examines the relationship between religion and the development of French national identity in the lower Breton department of Finistere during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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