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Flag of Vannes
Coat of arms of Vannes
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Vannes
Intercommunality Vannes agglo - Golfe du Morbihan
Area1 32.3 km2 (12.5 sq mi)
Population (2012) 52,648
 • Density 1,630.0/km2 (4,222/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
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.

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


Sister cities

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:

  • Mali Barouéli, Mali, since 2003
  • Poland Wałbrzych, Poland, since 2001

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