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Cherbourg is a city of Normandy, in northwestern France, in the Manche département, of which it is a sous_préfecture. It is a seaport on the English Channel. The city of Cherbourg absorbed Octeville on February 28, 2000, and was officially renamed Cherbourg-Octeville.


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CHERBOURG - LoveToKnow Article on CHERBOURG (752 words)
Cherbourg is a fortified place of the first class, headquarters of one of the five naval arrondissements of France, and the seat of a sub-prefect.
Cherbourg derives its chief importance from its naval and commercial harbours, which are distant from each other about half a mile.
Cherbourg is supposed by some investigators to occupy the site of the Roman station of Coriallupn, but nothing definite is known.
Cherbourg-Octeville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (267 words)
The combined population of Cherbourg and Octeville at the 1999 census was 42,318 inhabitants.
Population of Cherbourg metropolitan area (the aire urbaine de Cherbourg) at the 1999 census was 117,855 inhabitants.
Napoléon and Marie Louise attending the parade of the squadron in Cherbourg in 1811
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