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Encyclopedia > Culture of Brittany

Brittany is the name used to represent the ancient state of Brittany. Today the name Bretagne is used to denote the administrative area (région), whose capital is Rennes. The culture of Brittany is made up of a mixture of French and Celtic culture. Traditional coat of arms This article is about the historical duchy and French province, as well as the cultural area of Brittany. ... Capital Rennes Area 27,209 km² Regional President Jean-Yves Le Drian (PS) (since 2004) Population   - 2004 estimate   - 1999 census   - Density (Ranked 7th) 3,011,000 2,906,197 111/km² (2004) Arrondissements 15 Cantons 201 Communes 1,268 Départements Côtes-dArmor Ille-et-Vilaine Morbihan Finist... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... Location within France Some medieval houses, such as these, can still be found in the center of Rennes. ... The word culture, from the Latin colere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... This article is about the European people. ...

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Language

Breton (Brezhoneg) is a Celtic language spoken by some of the inhabitants of Brittany in France. ... Gallo can refer to: Gallo language, a regional language of France, traditionally spoken in Eastern Brittany related to Gaul, as in Gallo-Roman culture Gallo, Benevento, a village in the province of Benevento, Italy Robert C. Gallo, a retrovirus expert and a co-discoverer of AIDS along with Luc Montagnier...

Costume

Kevrenn an Arvorig here with dancer Bro ar Ster Goz A bagad is a Breton band, composed of biniou (Breton bagpipes), bombardes and snare drums. ... The Biniou is a mouth blown bagpipe from the Brittany region of France. ...

Food and Drink

Chouchen is an alcoholic drink popular in Brittany. ... A galette is a savoury buckwheat crêpe, a type of pancake from Brittany. ... Kouign amann is a Breton cake. ...

Festivals

Fest Noz The Fest Noz (translation: Festival of the Night) is a Breton traditional festival, similar to a céilí. There is traditional music, dancing and drinking, particularly of chouchen, a traditional drink made from fermenting honey in water. ...


Flag

Flag of Brittany The flag of Brittany is called the Gwenn-ha-du which means white and black. ...

Music

Bro Goz ma Zadoù (Breton: Old Land of My Fathers) is the anthem of Brittany in France. ... Brittany is on the northwest coast of France and is a region unique in that country in its Celtic cultural derivation. ...

French Links

fr:Lexique du costume breton [1]


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Brittany occupies a large peninsula in the northwest of France, lying between the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south.
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