Department of Morbihan

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Date: 1790 [unknown]
Location: Morbihan, Francemap
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Morbihan is a department in Brittany, situated in the northwest of France. It is named after the Morbihan (small sea in Breton), the enclosed sea that is the principal feature of the coastline.



Morbihan is one of the first 83 departments created during the French Revolution in 1790. It was created from a part of the duchy of Brittany.


Morbihan is part of the region of Brittany; it is surrounded by the departments of Finistère, Côtes-d'Armor, Ille-et-Vilaine, and Loire-Atlantique, and the Atlantic Ocean on the southwest.

The Gulf of Morbihan has many islands: 365 according to legend. There are actually between 30 and 40, depending on how they are counted.

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