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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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On January 30, cushions from the plane washed up on a beach near Surtainville on the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy.
A second cushion was found in the same area near Surainville on the Cotentin Peninsula, on the northwest coast of France.
Two seat cushions, which are likely to have come from the plane, were found earlier this week.The AAIB was advised by its French counterparts on Monday that part of a cushion was found on a beach near Surtainville on the Cotentin Peninsula. A second cushion was found in the same area later that day.
On Monday, parts of seat cushions washed up on a beach near Surtainville on the Cotentin Peninsula, on the north-west coast of France.
Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said it was informed on Monday that part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near Surtainville on the Cotentin Peninsula in northern France.
The Battle for the Cotentin Peninsula: 9-19 June 1944
Since D-Day the Germans had held a line across the base of the Cotentin Peninsula running west 90 kilometres from Caen at the mouth of the Orneto Coustance.
The NEPTHYD (Normandie Energie PiloTe HYDrolien) tidal energy pilot farm will be located at Raz Blanchard, west of the Cotentin peninsula, in the English Channel.
The French reaction was to welcome the Doughboys ashore at Cherbourg, France, at the end of the Cotentin Peninsula, about as far from the front as they could debark.
paratroopers of the 82d and 101st Airborne Divisions on the Cotentin Peninsula. Their purpose was to seize the crossroads village of Sainte-Mere-Eglise and causeways connecting Utah Beach on the east side of the peninsula with higher land to the west.
About 15 miles from Cherbourg on the beautiful Cotentin Peninsula. Rich in history - especially D-Day - with 350 miles of coast and unspoilt inland.