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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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