of Cotes-d'Armor is located in the region of Bretagne.
The prefecture is Saint-Brieuc
and the sous-prefectures are Dinan, Guingamp and Lannion.
Neighbouring departments are Finistere,
Ille-et-Vilaine and Morbihan.
Initially named Cotes-du-Nord (Northern-Coasts), due to its
geographical situation in Brittany, the department changed its name in the 1990s; when it
was thought that 'Northern' could limit tourism.
The French-Breton hybrid name of Cotes-d'Armor was chosen; as in
Breton, Armor means the sea.
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