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Brittany Environment

  • Today, the Brittany region hosts about 3 million people and had a dynamical demographical growth for the last 10 years. A trend which will carry on by 2030.
  • Majority of the population lives in the main urban areas such as: Rennes, Brest, Quimper, Lorient, Vannes, Saint-Malo, Saint-Brieuc, Lanester Morbihan, Fougères or Concarneau.
  • Located on the west coast of France and composed by 4 departments: Finistère, Côtes d'Armor, Ille et Vilaine and Morbihan, Brittany is the 5th most attractive region of France with moderate and pleasant climate throughout the year, despite of regular rainfall.

Brittany Climate
Climate Type
Oceanic and temperate climate.

Average temperature
Summer:25°c, Winter:9°c.

Average sunshine
2055 hours of sun per year (in Carnac)

Average rainfall
128 days of rain equivalent to 760 mm per year (in Carnac)

Brittany Population
Brittany consists of 2 906 197 inhabitants.

Population density
107 inhabitants per compared to the total of France of 108,2 inhabitants per

Population age range
In 2005, the average age in Brittany was 40.
Brittany accounts for 744,000 inhabitants under 20. This figures will reach 760,000 by 2030.
23 % of the population is 60 years old or more. This proportion will reach 1 million by 2030.

More than 32,000 foreign people live in Brittany.
Housing in Brittany
Housing Stock
Brittany accounts for more than 1.6 million of habitations, including 71 % of detached houses.

Second homes
Total number of second homes represents 12% of all housing while primary homes represents 81 % of it.

Owners hold 2/3 of primary homes in Brittany, the other 1/3 belonging to tenants.

Average Property prices
Finistère: Sale= 1836€/m²Rent= 8,27 €/m²/mth
Côtes d'Armor:Sale= 2079€/m² Rent= 7,22 €/m²/mth
Morbihan: Sale= 2181 €/m² Rent = 9,63 €/m²/mth
Ille et Vilaine:Sale= 2789 €/m² Rent= 10,8€/ m²/mth.
Urban Areas in Brittany
Surface area
Urban areas account for 35% of all Brittany.

Regional Capital
The regional's capital of brittany is Rennes with more than 206000 inhabitants.

Mains urban areas
Brest(+ 149000 inhabitants),Quimper(+63238 inhabitants).
Rural Areas in Brittany
Surface area
Rural areas account for 65 % of all Brittany.

Mains rural areas
Locquirec (+1300 inhabitants), Prat(+1000 inhabitants).

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