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Manche

(mäNsh), department (1990 pop. 480,900), NW France, in NormandyNormandy
, Fr. Normandie , region and former province, NW France, bordering on the English Channel. It now includes five departments—Manche, Calvados, Eure, Seine-Maritime, and Orne. Normandy is a region of flat farmland, forests, and gentle hills.
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, on the English Channel. Manche is coextensive with the CotentinCotentin
, region of N France, in Normandy, roughly coinciding with the peninsula formed by Manche dept. and extending into the English Channel. Cherbourg is the chief port, and there are numerous fishing ports.
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 peninsula and extends S into the Norman woods. Saint-LôSaint-Lô
, town (1990 pop. 22,819), capital of Manche dept., NW France, in Normandy. It is an agricultural center and has famous horse stables. Wood products, plaster, and clothing are manufactured.
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 (the capital), CherbourgCherbourg
, 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
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, and AvranchesAvranches
, town (1993 est. pop. 9,520), Manche dept., NW France, in Normandy, on the English Channel. Because of its proximity to the rocky island of Mont-Saint-Michel, Avranches has a large tourist trade.
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 are the chief towns, and Mont-Saint-MichelMont-Saint-Michel
, rocky isle (1993 est. pop. 72) in the Gulf of Saint-Malo, an arm of the English Channel, Manche dept., NW France, 1 mi (1.6 km) off the coast, near Avranches.
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 is off the coast. Manche is largely agricultural, with extensive animal breeding and raising. Although industry is secondary, there are textile, copper, tile, and food industries, and, at Cherbourg, shipbuilding. The name Manche derives from the French name for the English Channel.

Manche

 

a department in northwestern France, in a hilly area on the Cotentin Peninsula. Area, 6,400 sq km; population, 453,-000 (1971). The administrative center is St. Lô. The department is a livestock-raising region; 65 percent of the territory is in pasture (the Manche Department is first in the country in the number of cattle; horses, swine, and sheep are also raised). Orchards (for the production of apple cider) and fishing are important. The main port and shipbuilding center is Cherbourg.

Manche

1. a department of NW France, in Basse-Normandie region. Capital: St-L?. Pop.: 484 967 (2003 est.). Area: 6412 sq. km (2501 sq. miles)
2. La. the French name for the English Channel
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These views were expressed by the Minister today while chairing a meeting on Master Plan for resolving the ecological issues of Manchar Lake.
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Azmat Saeed will take up today a suo moto case regarding contamination of water of Manchar Lake due to disposal effluent from factories located in the area.
KARACHI -- Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has ordered the officials concerned to ensure that Fishermen Colony at Manchar is completed and duly inaugurated by the end of May next.
THATTA -- Thousands of people who were on way to Manchar Lake for picnicking were irked when they were stopped by the police here as the authorities have banned swimming and bathing in the lake by imposing section 144.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has directed Sindh government to present lay out and site plan of the project aimed at making Manchar lake pollution free.
Poles, dtc centers, supply & fixing of fabrication material and stringing of lines in manchar subdivision
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Hashmat Ali Habib, a senior lawyer of the Supreme Court known for his various public-interest litigation, said that the practice of dumping harmful materials in fresh water reservoirs, nullahs and lakes was violation of the apex Court's verdicts especially in suo moto taken cases of Rawal Lake and Manchar Lake pollution.
Along with the petition of PTI regarding thumb verification, SC will also hear the cases EOBI scandal, Balochistan insurgency, Kamran Faisal mysterious death, Jinnah Avenue firing incident, salaries of lady health workers and Manchar lake pollution case.
Kharal told that a fish hatchery at Manchar, Dadu district, is likely to come in operation in June 1997 which involves a cost of Rs.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) while expressing annoyance over late submission of report by chief commissioner Sukkur in Manchar lake pollution case has remarked " why the report has been delayed so much and if it was waited when the people would die.