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.

Breizh  (Breton)
Region of Brittany
Région Bretagne
Rannvro Breizh
Brest, Brittany
Country France
  President of the Regional CouncilLoïg Chesnais-Girard
  Total27,208 km2 (10,505 sq mi)
Area rank12th
  Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeFR-BRE
GDP (2012)[1]Ranked 7th
Total€83.4 billion (US$107.3 bn)
Per capita€25,666 (US$33,012)
NUTS RegionFR5

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.