Manche

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Manche
Prefectur biggin o the Manche depairtment, in Saint-Lô
Prefectur biggin o the Manche depairtment, in Saint-Lô
Coat o airms o Manche
Coat o airms
Location o Manche in Fraunce
Location o Manche in Fraunce
Coordinates: 49°03′N 01°15′E / 49.050°N 1.250°E / 49.050; 1.250Coordinates: 49°03′N 01°15′E / 49.050°N 1.250°E / 49.050; 1.250
KintraFraunce
RegionNormandie
PrefecturSaint-Lô
SubprefectursAvranches
Cherbourg-Octeville
Coutances
Govrenment
 • Preses o the General CooncilJean-François Le Grand
Area
 • Total5,938 km2 (2,293 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Tot495,153
 • Rank52nt
 • Density83/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Depairtment nummer50
Arrondissements4
Cantons27
Communes602
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, an lochs, ponds, an glaciers lairger nor 1 km2

Manche (French pronunciation: ​[mɑ̃ʃ]) is a French depairtment in Lawer Normandy (Basse-Normandie), named for the Inglis Channel, which is kent as La Manche, leeterally "the sleeve", in French, that borders its north an wast shores an pairt o its east shore.