Manche

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Manche
Depairtment
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
Kintra Fraunce
Region Normandie
Prefectur Saint-Lô
Subprefecturs Avranches
Cherbourg-Octeville
Coutances
Govrenment
 • Preses o the General Cooncil Jean-François Le Grand
Aurie1
 • Tot 5,938 km2 (2,293 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Tot 495,153
 • Rank 52nt
 • Density 83/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Depairtment nummer 50
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 27
Communes 602
^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.