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Cherbourg

(shĕrbo͞or`), city (1990 pop. 28,773), Manche dept., NW France, in Normandy, on the English Channel, at the tip of the Cotentin peninsula. It is a naval base and seaport, and a major industrial center where submarines, oil tankers and platforms, electronics, and metals are manufactured. The site has been settled since ancient times and was frequently fought over by the French and English because of its strategic value. Fortifications were begun under Louis XIV.

Cherbourg

 

a city in northern France, in Manche Department. Population, 83,000 (1975). Cherbourg is a port on the Cotentin Peninsula, on the English Channel. Ships, agricultural machinery, photographic materials, clothing, furniture, and beer are manufactured in the city.

Cherbourg

a port in NW France, on the English Channel. Pop.: 25 370 (1999)
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