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Flag of Vannes
Coat of arms of Vannes
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Vannes
Intercommunality Vannes agglo - Golfe du Morbihan
Mayor David Robo
Elevation 93–217 m (305–712 ft)
(avg. 102 m/335 ft)
Land area1 32.3 km2 (12.5 sq mi)
Population2 52,648  (2012)
 - Density 1,630/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 56260/ 56000
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Vannes is a commune. It is the prefecture of Morbihan in Brittany.


Sister cities

Vannes is twinned with:

  • Belgium Mons, Belgium (since 1952)
  • Germany Cuxhaven, Germany (since 1963)
  • United Kingdom Fareham, United Kingdom (since 1967)

Vannes also has partnerships (‘partenariats’) with: