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Before 1941, a fifth département was part of Brittany: Loire-Atlantique. The five departements are called "historical Brittany".
Brittany is situated in the West of France and its coastline juts out into the Atlantic. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Brittany has a mild and temperate climate with warm summers and wet winters.
Three languages are traditionally spoken in Brittany:
- Breton language in the West part, a Celtic mix similar to Cornish;
- Gallo (an evolution of the roman language) in the East part;
- And everywhere, French.
The capital of Brittany is Rennes, a lively city in the Ille-et-Vilaine department.
Brittany's main industry is agriculture, in particular: pork farming, chicken farming and the production of maize (for cattle feed). Brittany is also the name of a dog breed.