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Manche (Department, France)

Last modified: 2012-10-08 by ivan sache
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[Flag of the General Council]

Flag of the General Council of Manche - Image by Ivan Sache, 24 June 2012


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Administrative data

Code: 50
Region: Basse-Normandie
Traditional province: Normandy
Bordering departments: Calvados, Ille-et-Vilaine, Mayenne, Orne

Area: 5,938 km2
Population (2006): 492,563 inhabitants

Préfecture: Saint-Lô
Sous-préfectures: Avranches, Cherbourg, Coutances
Subdivisions: 4 arrondissements, 52 cantons, 601 communes.

The department is named after the French name of the English Channel.

Ivan Sache, 12 November 2009


Flag of the General Council

Th flag of the General Council of Manche, as seen hoisted on the sailboat Bred-La Normandie moored in the Vieux-Port of Marseilles during the Sailing Tour de France 2011, is white with the new logo (presentation) adopted in 2009 as an "update" of the previous one. The emblem was revamped in more "modern" colors. The font used to write the name of the department is also more "modern".

Ivan Sache, 24 June 2012


Former flag of the General Council

[Former flag of the General Council]

Former flag of the General Council - Image by Ivan Sache, 30 September 2009

The former flag of the General Council of Manche (photo) is white with the former logo of the General Council.

The former logo (image) of the General Council of Manche shows the yellow silhouette of Mont-Saint-Michel flanked on its right by three ribbons blue, green and green, separated from each other by a thin white fimbriation and forming the stylized silhouette of the department. Below Mont-Saint-Michel are the writings "LA MANCHE" in half blue and green letters, and "CONSEIL GENERAL" in black letters.

Ivan Sache & Pascal Vagnat, 30 September 2009