14DA/D22, Côtes-d’Armor, May 2017


Côtes d’Armor PositionABOUT THE REGION

Côtes-d’Armor, formerly named Côtes-du-Nord, is a department in the north of Brittany, in northwestern France.

Côtes-du-Nord was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Brittany.

Its name was changed in 1990 to Côtes-d’Armor (ar mor meaning “the sea” in Breton and Côtes meaning “coast” in French). The name also has a historical connotation recalling the Roman province of Armorica.

The present department corresponds to most of historical Trégor, part of Cornouaille, and most of Saint-Brieuc.

Côtes-d’Armor is part of the current administrative region of Brittany and is surrounded by the departments of Finistère, Morbihan, and Ille-et-Vilaine, with the English Channel to the north.

The inhabitants of the department are called ‘Costarmoricains’.

imageThe western part of the département is part of the traditionally Breton-speaking “Lower Brittany” (Breizh-Izel in Breton). The boundary runs from Plouha to Mûr-de-Bretagne.

The Breton language has become an intense issue in many parts of Brittany, and many Breton-speakers advocate for bilingual schools. Gallo is also spoken in the east and is offered as a language in the schools and on the baccalaureat exams.

Please see below the details of DA-RC’s Regional activity in Department 22.


  • QRZ: 14DA/D22
  • Type of activity: Regional
  • Name of Region: Côtes-d’Armor
  • Coordinates: 48°20′N 02°50′E
  • Activated by: 14DA068 Willy
  • Date: Until 500 stations logged
  • QSL Card Available: Yes (See below)
  • QSL Manager: 14DA021 Eric
  • Coordinations:  40 Route de Feuchy, 62223 St Laurent Blangy
  • Contribution: Standard