Bretagne (brittany in France)

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1. Brittany, France 2. During the 19th century, the Breton language started to decline. Breton speakers were made to feel ashamed of their language and avoided speaking…
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  • 1. Brittany, France
  • 2. During the 19th century, the Breton language started to decline. Breton speakers were made to feel ashamed of their language and avoided speaking it or teaching it to their children
  • 3. The region became part of the Roman Empire in 51 BC. Brittany lost 240,000 men during the First World War .The Second World War for the region was invaded by Nazi Germany in 1940.
  • 4. during the 1960s and 1970s. Bilingual schools were opened, singers started to write songs in Breton,
  • 5. Brittany is the first producer in France for vegetables (green beans, onions, artichokes, potatoes, tomatoes...).
  • 6. Brittany is the second French region for telecommunication and the fifth for electronics
  • 7. The unemployment rate in Brittany is lower than in other French regions usually around 6 or 7% of the population
  • 8. French, the only official language, is spoken today by everybody in Brittany,& is mothertongue of almost every Breton. and two regional languages exist in Brittany: Breton and Gallo. Until the 1970s, the Breton road network was poor. The French president Charles implemented a major road construction plan in 1970 and Brittany received 10,045 million francs of investments during 25 years.
  • 9. Brittany hosts some of France’s biggest music festivals, such as La Route du Rock, the Vieilles Charrues the Rencontres Trans Musicales, the Festival du Bout du Monde, the Hellfes
  • 10. the traditional drink of Brittany is cider. Brittany is the second largest cider-producing region in France.
  • 11. The pancakes, and galettes are eaten for breakfast,. They traditionally replaced bread & served with cheese, sausages, bacon, mushrooms or eggs. accompanied by Breton buttermilk
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