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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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ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has remarked people are dying in Manchar lake pollution and why Sindh government has grown so insensitive.
The Chairman assured the President that BISP would facilitate the Sindh Government in providing relief to the Manchar Lake affectees.
"The lake continues to be used for domestic purposes by the communities living around the Manchar because the ground water within the area is saline and not suitable for drinking.
The Bench adjourned further hearing for a period of three months after directing the concerned authorities to take concerted efforts for preservation and purification of Manchar Lake waters.
HYDERABAD -- Sindh Secretary for Fisheries Department Aijaz Ahmed Mahesar Tuesday said that the departments in collaboration with World Wild Foundation has released over four million fish species in Manchar lake aimed to improve socio economic condition of fishermen of the area.
Nai Gaj is a torrent which starts from Khuzdar, Balochistan and after passing through the plains of Kutch enters Manchar Lake.
To another question, the Minister said that there was no any environmental or water quality threat to aquatic animals in Manchar Lake, while refuting that any fish died of poor environment.
The construction of the dam is blocking the inflow of a huge quantity of fresh water to Manchar lake is the issue which has brought the case in the apex court.
After Manchar lake attains its peak level and no more remains in a position to receive water in the monsoon season, water flows from Nai Gaj often devastate flood-protection bunds and inundate agricultural lands.
Summary: Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 21 (ANI): The six-year-old boy who fell into a 200-feet-deep borewell near Manchar tehsil in Pune was safely rescued on Thursday after 16 hours of operations.
Manchar Lake seems to be very worst nowadays in our Sindh.
It may be mentioned that Nai Gaj is a hill-torrent which emanates from Khuzdar district of Balochistan and after passing through plains of Kutch, it eventually enters Manchar lake.