Cotentin

Cotentin

(kôtäNtăN`), region of N France, in Normandy, roughly coinciding with the peninsula formed by Manche dept. and extending into the English Channel. 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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 is the chief port, and there are numerous fishing ports. The lambs of the Cotentin breed of sheep are highly esteemed for their meat. Cattle are also raised in the region. Much of the land is divided by hedgerows into small fields and apple orchards. An old Norman county, Cotentin takes its name from its historic capital, Coutances.

Cotentin

 

a peninsula in Normandy in northwestern France, bounded by the Bay of the Seine, the Gulf of St.-Malo, and the English Channel. The coasts are mainly low and weakly broken; they are rocky in places in the western part of the peninsula. The Cotentin Peninsula is principally composed of sandstone, granite, and shale. The surface consists of a hilly plain with heights up to 191 m, dissected by river valleys and ravines. There are meadows and heaths in the area. Livestock raising and horticulture are important occupations. The port of Cherbourg is located in the northern part of the Cotentin Peninsula.

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Cotentin appeared in appeals court Thursday after having been convicted on the charge and ordered to pay a fine of 1,000 euros, along with a symbolic 1 euro fine to each of the five feminist groups who brought the case against him in 2009.
The European Commission approved, on 22 November, requests for protected designation of origin (PDO) and protected geographical indication (PGO) status for four new products; a French lamb product from animals reared in the the bay of Mont Saint-Michel and in Cotentin, called Pres-sales du Mont-Saint-Michel' (PDO); Pate de Campagne Breton' (PDO), a meat paste produced in the Cotes-d'Armor, Finistere, l'Ille-et-Vilaine, the Loire-Atlantique and Morbihan; a Slovenian honey product, Slovenski Med' (PGI); and a cheese produced in the Orkney Islands, in the North of Scotland, called Orkney Scottish Island Cheddar' (PGI).
David Potts, former CEO of Nom Dairy UK, is to lead a new UK division for French dairy co-op Maitres Laitiers du Cotentin.
The Normandy invasion took place in the Bay of the Seine, on the south side of the English Channel between the Cotentin Peninsula and the port of Le Havre, France.
THE unique charm of an untouched region - with large beautiful beaches - the Cotentin on the Cherbourg Peninsula is a paradise for nature lovers.
To the last man; the battle for Normandy's Cotentin Peninsula and Brittany.
The drop itself, though somewhat scattered by clouds over the Cotentin Peninsula, where the assaults were aimed, was not nearly as scattered as those a year before over Sicily.
His overview of the D-Day plans and General Bernard Montgomery's role in the expansion of the operation into the Cotentin Peninsula is a masterful description and provides the beginning of the story.
The Cotentin is very pretty country and much of it reminded me of Cornwall ( small fields with high banks, which meant in 1944 that every field was a killing field ( ask any of the old men who landed there about "the Bocage".
Major organization : CENTRE HOSPITALIER PUBLIC DU COTENTIN
The project is located in the Cotentin area on the west coast of France.
This contract deals with the translation, Design and graphic design that take place prior to the dissemination of print media of the presqu~le du cotentin, Their printing and delivery, And the creation of pos, Including the complete or semi-complete realization of the different media with 4 lots: - lot 1: Translation of french texts into english and german, - lot 2: Design, Layout, - lot 3: Printing and delivery, - lot 4: Printing on special plv type media.