Brittany (administrative region)
Brittany (Breton: Breizh [brɛjs]; French: Bretagne [bʁətaɲ] (listen)) is the farthest west of the regions of Metropolitan France. It is covers about four-fifths of the territory of the historic province of Brittany. Its capital is Rennes.
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|Region of Brittany|
|• President of the Regional Council||Loïg Chesnais-Girard|
|• Total||27,208 km2 (10,505 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||FR-BRE|
|GDP (2012)||Ranked 7th|
|Total||€83.4 billion (US$107.3 bn)|
|Per capita||€25,666 (US$33,012)|
Brittany is a peninsular region bordered by the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south, and its neighboring regions are Normandy to the northeast and Pays de la Loire to the southeast. Bro Gozh ma Zadoù is the anthem of Brittany. It is sung to the same tune as that of the national anthem of Wales, Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, and has similar words. As a region of France, Brittany has a Regional Council, which was most recently elected in 2015.