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Manche
Coat of Arms of Manche
Details
Information
Number 50
Region Basse-Normandie
Prefecture Saint-Lô
Subprefectures Avranches
Cherbourg-Octeville
Coutances
Population
 -1999
 -Density
Ranked 52nd
481,471
81/km²
Area 5938 km²
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 52
Communes 602
President of the
General Council
Jean-François Le Grand
Location

Manche is a French département in Normandy named after La Manche ("the sleeve"), which is the French name of the English Channel. Image File history File links Blason50. ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... Capital Caen Area 17,589 km² Regional President Philippe Duron (PS) (since 2004) Population   - 2004 estimate   - 1999 census   - Density (Ranked 17th) 1,443,000 1,422,193 82/km² (2004) Arrondissements 11 Cantons 141 Communes 1,812 Départements Calvados Manche Orne Notes: 1 This is the flag of Normandy... In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... Saint-Lô is a town and commune of France, the préfecture (capital) of the Manche département, in Normandy. ... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... Avranches is a commune of Normandy, France, in the Manche département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Location within France Cherbourg-Octeville is a city and commune in Normandy, north-west France. ... Coutances is a commune of Normandy, France, in the Manche département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Categories: Lists of subnational entities ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... List of the 4 arrondissements of the Manche département (in the Basse-Normandie région of France). ... The canton is an administrative division of France. ... The following is a list of the 52 cantons of the Manche département, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Arrondissement of Avranches (16 cantons) : Avranches - Barenton - Brécey - Ducey - Granville - La Haye-Pesnel - Isigny-le-Buat - Juvigny-le-Tertre - Mortain - Pontorson - Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët - Saint-James - Saint-Pois... The commune (in French: commune, word appeared in the 12th century, from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a gathering of people sharing a common life, from Latin communis, things held in common) is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... The following is a list of the 602 communes of the Manche département of France. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Image File history File links Credit(s): fr:Utilisateur:Rinaldum Source: french wikipedia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Flag of Normandy Mont Saint Michel is a historic pilgrimage site and a symbol of Normandy Normandy is a geographical region in northern France. ... Satellite view of the English Channel The English Channel (French: La Manche, IPA: , the sleeve), also for some time known in England as the British Sea, is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France, and joins the North Sea to the...

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History

Manche was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the province of Normandie. The French Revolution (1789-1799) was a period in the history of France. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Mont Saint Michel is a historic pilgrimage site and a symbol of Normandy Normandy is a former country (a Duchy) situated in northern France occupying the lower Seine area (upper or Haute-Normandie) and the region to the west (lower or Basse-Normandie) as far as the Cotentin Peninsula. ...


The first capital was Coutances until 1796, and it resumed that role after World War II because of the almost complete destruction of Saint-Lô during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. When Saint-Lô was rebuilt, it again became the capital. Coutances is a commune of Normandy, France, in the Manche département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... 1796 was a leap year starting on Friday. ... Combatants Allies: • Poland, • UK & Commonwealth, • France, • Soviet Union, • United States, • China, ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Italy, • Japan, ...and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total: 50 million Full list Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total: 12 million Full list World War II, also... Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ...


Geography

The department includes the Cotentin Peninsula and the islands of Chausey. It is part of the region of Basse-Normandie and is surrounded on three sides by the English Channel and on the other by the departments of Calvados, Orne, Mayenne, and Ille-et-Vilaine. The Cotentin Peninsula juts out into the English Channel from Normandy towards England, forming part of the north-west coast of France. ... Chausey forms part of the Channel Islands from a geographical point of view, but because it is under French jurisdiction it is almost never mentioned in the context of the other Channel Islands. ... Capital Caen Area 17,589 km² Regional President Philippe Duron (PS) (since 2004) Population   - 2004 estimate   - 1999 census   - Density (Ranked 17th) 1,443,000 1,422,193 82/km² (2004) Arrondissements 11 Cantons 141 Communes 1,812 Départements Calvados Manche Orne Notes: 1 This is the flag of Normandy... For the apple brandy produced in the region, see Calvados (spirit). ... Orne is a département in the northwest of France named after the Orne River. ... Mayenne is a département in northwest France named after the Mayenne River. ... Ille-et-Vilaine is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French) in the northwest corner of France. ...


Demographics

Inhabitants of the department are called Manchots or Manchois.


See also

  • Cantons of the Manche département
  • Communes of the Manche département
  • Arrondissements of the Manche département

The following is a list of the 52 cantons of the Manche département, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Arrondissement of Avranches (16 cantons) : Avranches - Barenton - Brécey - Ducey - Granville - La Haye-Pesnel - Isigny-le-Buat - Juvigny-le-Tertre - Mortain - Pontorson - Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët - Saint-James - Saint-Pois... The following is a list of the 602 communes of the Manche département of France. ... List of the 4 arrondissements of the Manche département (in the Basse-Normandie région of France). ...

External links

  • Prefecture website (in French)
  • Conseil Général website (in French)
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Départements of France

01 Ain | 02 Aisne | 03 Allier | 04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence | 05 Hautes-Alpes | 06 Alpes-Maritimes | 07 Ardèche | 08 Ardennes | 09 Ariège | 10 Aube | 11 Aude | 12 Aveyron | 13 Bouches-du-Rhône | 14 Calvados | 15 Cantal | 16 Charente | 17 Charente-Maritime | 18 Cher | 19 Corrèze | 2A Corse-du-Sud | 2B Haute-Corse | 21 Côte-d'Or | 22 Côtes-d'Armor | 23 Creuse | 24 Dordogne | 25 Doubs | 26 Drôme | 27 Eure | 28 Eure-et-Loir | 29 Finistère | 30 Gard | 31 Haute-Garonne | 32 Gers | 33 Gironde | 34 Hérault | 35 Ille-et-Vilaine | 36 Indre | 37 Indre-et-Loire | 38 Isère | 39 Jura | 40 Landes | 41 Loir-et-Cher | 42 Loire | 43 Haute-Loire | 44 Loire-Atlantique | 45 Loiret | 46 Lot | 47 Lot-et-Garonne | 48 Lozère | 49 Maine-et-Loire | 50 Manche | 51 Marne | 52 Haute-Marne | 53 Mayenne | 54 Meurthe-et-Moselle | 55 Meuse | 56 Morbihan | 57 Moselle | 58 Nièvre | 59 Nord | 60 Oise | 61 Orne | 62 Pas-de-Calais | 63 Puy-de-Dôme | 64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques | 65 Hautes-Pyrénées | 66 Pyrénées-Orientales | 67 Bas-Rhin | 68 Haut-Rhin | 69 Rhône | 70 Haute-Saône | 71 Saône-et-Loire | 72 Sarthe | 73 Savoie | 74 Haute-Savoie | 75 Paris | 76 Seine-Maritime | 77 Seine-et-Marne | 78 Yvelines | 79 Deux-Sèvres | 80 Somme | 81 Tarn | 82 Tarn-et-Garonne | 83 Var | 84 Vaucluse | 85 Vendée | 86 Vienne | 87 Haute-Vienne | 88 Vosges | 89 Yonne | 90 Territoire de Belfort | 91 Essonne | 92 Hauts-de-Seine | 93 Seine-Saint-Denis | 94 Val-de-Marne | 95 Val-d'Oise | 96 Guadeloupe | 97 Martinique | 98 French Guiana | 99 Réunion Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Préfecture building of the Ain département, in Bourg-en-Bresse Ain is a département named after the Ain River on the eastern edge of France bordering Switzerland. ... Aisne is a département in the northern part of France named after the Aisne River. ... Allier is a département in south-central France named after the Allier River. ... Alpes_de_Haute_Provence is a French département in the south of France, it was formerly part of the province of Provence. ... Hautes-Alpes is a département in southeastern France named after the Alps mountain range. ... Alpes_Maritimes is a département in the extreme southeast corner of France. ... Ardèche is a département in south-central France named after the Ardèche River. ... Ardennes is a département in the northeast of France named after the Ardennes area. ... Ariège is a département in southwestern France named after the Ariège River. ... Aube is a département in the northeastern part of France named after the Aube River. ... Aude is a département in south-central France named after the Aude River. ... Aveyron is a département in southern France named after the Aveyron River. ... Bouches-du-Rhône is a département in the south of France named after the mouth of the Rhône River. ... For the apple brandy produced in the region, see Calvados (spirit). ... Cantal is a département in south-central France. ... Charente is a département in central France named after the Charente River. ... Charente-Maritime is a département on the west coast of France named after the Charente River. ... Cher is a département in the center of France. ... Corrèze is a département in the center of France, named after the Corrèze River. ... Corse-du-Sud is a French département. ... Haute-Corse is a French département. ... For other uses, see Côte dOr (disambiguation). ... Côtes-dArmor (French) / Aodoù-an-Arvor (Breton) is a département in the north of Brittany, in northwestern France. ... Creuse is a département in central France named after the Creuse River. ... Dordogne is a département in central France named after the Dordogne River. ... Doubs is a département in eastern France named after the Doubs River. ... Drôme is a département in southeastern France named after the Drôme River. ... Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River. ... Eure-et-Loir is a French département, named after the Eure and Loir rivers. ... Finistère (Penn-ar-Bed in Breton) is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French). ... Gard is a département located in le midi, the south of France, named after the river Gardon (or Gard). ... Haute-Garonne is a département in the southwest of France named after the Garonne river. ... Gers is a département in the southwest of France named after the Gers River. ... Gironde is a département in the southwest of France named after the Gironde Estuary. ... Hérault is a département in the southwest of France named after the Hérault River. ... Ille-et-Vilaine is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French) in the northwest corner of France. ... Indre is a département in the center of France named after the Indre River. ... Indre-et-Loire is a département in west-central France named after the Indre and the Loire rivers. ... Isère is a département in the east of France named after the Isère River. ... Jura is a department in the east of France named after the Jura mountains (not be confused with the Swiss canton of Jura). ... Landes is a département in southern France. ... Loir-et-Cher is a département in north-central France named after its two principal rivers. ... Loire is a département in the east-central part of France occupying the Loire Rivers upper reaches. ... Haute-Loire is a département in south-central France named after the Loire River. ... Loire-Atlantique (formerly Loire-Inférieure) is a département on the west coast of France named after the Loire River and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Loiret is a département in north-central France named after the Loiret River. ... Lot is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot River. ... Lot-et-Garonne is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot and Garonne rivers. ... Lozère is a département in southeast France near the Massif Central. ... Maine-et-Loire is a département in west-central France. ... Κ Marne is a region in France. ... Haute-Marne is a département in the northeast of France named after the Marne River. ... Mayenne is a département in northwest France named after the Mayenne River. ... Meurthe-et-Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Meurthe and Moselle rivers. ... Meuse is a département in northeast France, named after the Meuse River. ... Morbihan is a département in the northwest of France named after the Morbihan (small sea in Breton), the enclosed sea that is the principal feature of the coastline. ... Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Moselle River. ... Nièvre is a département in the center of France named after the Nièvre River. ... Extent of Flemish in the Arrondissement of Dunkirk, 1874 and 1972 Nord (French: North) is a département in the north of France. ... Oise is a département in the north of France named after the Oise River. ... Orne is a département in the northwest of France named after the Orne River. ... Pas-de-Calais is a département in northern France named after the strait which it borders. ... Puy-de-Dôme is a département in the center of France named after the famous dormant volcano, the Puy-de-Dôme. ... Pyrénées-Atlantiques (Gascon: Pirenèus-Atlantics; Basque: Pirinio-Atlantiarrak or Pirinio-Atlantikoak) is a département in the southwest of France which takes its name from the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Hautes-Pyrénées is a département in southwestern France. ... Pyrénées-Orientales (Eastern Pyrenees, Catalan: Pirineus Orientals) is a département of southern France adjacent to the northern Spanish frontier and the Mediterranean Sea. ... History The département was created on March 4, 1790, during the French Revolution. ... Haut-Rhin is a French département, named after the Rhine river. ... Rhône is a French département located in the central Eastern région of Rhône-Alpes. ... Haute-Saône is a French département, named after the Saône River. ... Saône-et-Loire is a French département, named after the Saône and the Loire rivers between which it lies. ... Sarthe is a French département, named after the Sarthe River. ... Savoie is a French département located in the Alps. ... Haute-Savoie is a French département, named after the Alps mountain range. ... The Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris, is an international symbol of the city. ... Seine-Maritime is a French département in Normandy. ... Seine-et-Marne is a French département, named after the Seine and the Marne rivers, and located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Yvelines is a French département in the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ... Deux-Sèvres is a French département. ... Somme is a French département, named after the Somme River, located in the north of France. ... For other uses, see Tarn (disambiguation). ... Tarn-et-Garonne is a French département in the southwest of France. ... Var is a département of southern France. ... The Vaucluse is a département in the southeast of France. ... Vendée is a département in west central France, on the Atlantics Bay of Biscay. ... This article is about the French département. ... Haute-Vienne is a French département named after the Vienne River. ... Vosges is a French département, named after the Vosges mountain range. ... Yonne is a French département named after the Yonne River. ... The Territoire de Belfort is a département in the Franche-Comté région of eastern France. ... The French département of Essonne is part of the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ... Hauts-de-Seine is a département in France. ... Seine-Saint-Denis is a French département located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Val-de-Marne is a French département, named after the Marne River, located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Val-dOise is a French département named after the Oise River, located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ...

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Manche - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (188 words)
Manche is a French département in Normandy named after La Manche ("the sleeve"), which is the French name of the English Channel.
Manche was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790.
It was created from part of the province of Normandie.
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