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About a century ago, Brittany had to contend with a significant migration to the cities, which emptied the countryside. Since the 1960s, there has been a positive migration balance again, not least because of the increasing tourism. In the last 25 years, the number of inhabitants has grown faster than the national average.

Brittany has about 4.6 million inhabitants (2017). Most people live on the coast, with the exception of the capital Rennes. In the summer, tourists flock and the population of Brittany doubles temporarily. Several hundred islanders live on the islands off the coast (100 on Hoëdic, 4500 on Belle-Île).

The population density of Brittany is approximately 112 inhabitants per km2. (2017)

Sources

Beaart, P. / Bretagne
ANWB

Bretagne
Lannoo

Bretagne
Van Reemst

Bretagne noord
ANWB

Graaf, G. de / Normandië, Bretagne
ANWB

Radius, J. / Normandië, Bretagne
Gottmer/Becht

Roger, F. / Natuurreisgids Bretagne : ontdek de onverwachte en bijzondere natuur van Bretagne
Kosmos-Z&K

Simon, K. / Bretagne
ANWB

Ward, G. / Bretagne en Normandië
Van Reemst

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Last updated January 2023
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