Department of Ille-et-Vilaine
|Residents||1,060,199 (Jan. 1, 2017)|
|Population density||156 inhabitants per km²|
President of the
Location of the department of Ille-et-Vilaine in the
region of Brittany
The department Ille-et-Vilaine [ ileviˈlɛn ] ( Breton Il-ha-Gwilen ) is the French department with the order number 35. It is located in the northwest of the country in the region of Brittany and is after the rivers Ille (Breton: Il ) and Vilaine (Breton: Gwilen ) named.
Ille-et-Vilaine is the easternmost department in Brittany.
coat of arms
The department was formed at the time of the French Revolution on March 4, 1790 on the basis of the law of December 22, 1789 on the division of France into departments from the north-eastern part of the old province of Brittany .
In the summer of 1940 it was occupied by troops of the Wehrmacht , like all of northern France , after they had won the western campaign within a few weeks and occupied Paris. In the summer of 1944, Allied troops liberated the area: after landing in Normandy , they broke out of their bridgehead and began the battle for Brittany on August 1, 1944 .
The most populous municipalities in the Ille-et-Vilaine department are:
|Saint Malo||46.097||Saint Malo|
January 1, 2017
population / km²
|Department of Ille-et-Vilaine||27||333||1,060,199||6,775.39||156||35|
- List of communes in the Ille-et-Vilaine department
- List of cantons in the Ille-et-Vilaine department
- List of associations of municipalities in the Ille-et-Vilaine department
Average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Pointe de Grouin near Cancale at an altitude of 46 meters
Source: Jean-Noël Darde: Plages et côtes de France. Éditions Balland, Paris 1991
Days per year with
- Rainfalls over 1 mm: 121
- Frost: 13
- First frost: December 10th
- Last frost: February 17th
- Snow: 5
- Thunderstorm: 10
- Hail: 6
As of 1991
- haben-et-vilaine.fr accessed on April 26, 2015.