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Flag of the General Council of Morbihan - Image by Ivan Sache, 20 June 2010
Traditional provinces: Brittany (traditional Breton Province of Broërec)
Bordering departments: Côtes-d'Armor, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine, Loire-Atlantique
Area: 6,823 km2
Population (2006): 694,821 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Lorient, Pontivy
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 42 cantons, 261 communes.
The department is named after the Gulf of Morbihan
(in Breton, "The Little Sea"). Another proposal, "Côtes-du-Sud", was rejected.
In 1857, the municipality of Locunolé was transferred from the department of Morbihan to the department of Finistère.
Ivan Sache, 13 November 2009
As communicated by the General Council, the flag of the General Council of Morbihan is white with the logo of the General Council in the middle.
Former flag of the General Council of Morbihan, 1998- - Image by Ivan Sache, 4 October 2009
The previous flag of the General Council of Morbihan, adopted in 1998, is white with the former logo of the General Council.
The former logo of the General Council of Morbihan is a blue parallelogram with a green-blue-red -yellow emblem recalling a letter "M" and, maybe, the map of the department, flanked by "CONSEIL GÉNÉRAL" (top) in white letters and "Morbihan" (bottom) in green letters.
Former flag of the General Council of Morbihan, before 1998 - Image by Ivan Sache, 20 June 2010
An even older flag is white with the older logo of the General Council, a blue square with the white writing "CONSEIL / GÉNÉRAL / DU MORBIHAN".
Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 20 June 2010