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Morbihan

(môrbēäN`), department (1990 pop. 623,100), NW France, in Brittany, on the Atlantic coast. VannesVannes
, town (1990 pop. 48,454), capital of Morbihan dept., NW France, in Brittany, on the Gulf of Morbihan. It is an important agricultural and tourist center that produces processed food, textiles, tires, metals, and construction materials.
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Morbihan

 

a department of northwestern France on the Brittany Peninsula, within the bounds of the Armorican Massif. Area, 7,100 sq km; population, 547,000 (1973). Its capital is Vannes.

Fishing and agriculture are the main occupations found among the populace. Dairy farming and cattle raising make up the main branch of the area’s agriculture. Along the coastal strip vegetables are grown. Grain is also planted and apple orchards are widely found. Cider is produced; other local industries include fish canning, sawmilling, and shipbuilding.

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Morbihan

a department of NW France, in S Brittany. Capital: Vannes. Pop.: 665 540 (2003 est.). Area: 7092 sq. km (2766 sq. miles)
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