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Saint-Lô is a city and commune of France, the préfecture (capital) of the Manche département, in Normandy. Population (1999): 20,090.

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History

In the past called Briovère, the city is built on, and around ramparts. Saint-Lô was almost totally destroyed during the Battle of Normandy in World War II, earning the nickname of the Capital of the Ruins.

Geography

The Vire River flows though the city.

Sights

As partial reparations for the destruction of the city, Americans established the hospital memorial, where one can see a fresco by Fernand Léger.

Miscellaneous

In literature Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon fictionalises the event of the discovery by American soldiers of stockpiles of Champagne in the caves under the rocky outcrop on which the walled city sits.

Births

Saint-Lô was the birthplace of:

Twin towns

Saint-Lô is twinned with:

Arrondissement

The Arrondissement of Coutances is made up of 11 cantons and 123 communes:

Name Population (1999) Area Density Elevation Location INSEE code Postal code Name of inhabitants Website
Canisy
Le Mesnil-Herman 123 1.91 km² 64.4/km² 50313 50750 - -
Name Population (1999) Area Density INSEE code Postal code Name of inhabitants Website
Auvers 590 18.76 km² 31.45/km² 50023 50500 - -
Auxais 139 7.76 km² 17.91/km² 50024 50500 - -
Brévands 323 13.87 km² 23.29/km² 50080 50500 - -
Name Population (1999) Area Density Elevation Location INSEE code Postal code Name of inhabitants Website
Marigny
Le Mesnil-Amey 257 2.81 km² 91.46/km² 50302 50570 - -
Name Population (1999) Area Density INSEE code Postal code Name of inhabitants Website
Beslon 506 17.24 km² 29.35/km² 50048 50800 - -
Name Population (1999) Area Density INSEE code Postal code Name of inhabitants Website
Bérigny 374 12.15 km² 30.78/km² 50046 50810 - -
La Meauffe 1,061 10.22 km² 103.82/km² 50297 50880 - -
Le Mesnil-Vigot 220 3.26 km² 67.48/km² 50325 50570 - -
Name Population (1999) Area INSEE code Postal code Name of inhabitants Website
La Barre-de-Semilly 814 7.74 km² 105.17.km² 50032 50810 - -
Baudre 370 3.81 km² 97.11/km 50034 50000 - -
Name Population (1999) Area Density INSEE code Postal code Name of inhabitants Website
Beaucoudray - - - 50039 50420 - -
Beuvrigny 100 6.77 km² 14.77/km² 50050 50420 - -
Le Mesnil-Opas 224 5.58 km² 40.14/km² 50316 50860 - -
Le Mesnil-Raoult 327 3.98 km² 82.16/km² 50319 50420 - -
Name Population (1999) Area Density INSEE code Postal code Name of inhabitants Website
Biéville 147 5.56 km² 26.44/km² 50054 50160 - -
Brectouville 159 3.74 km² 42.51/km² 50075 50160 - -
Name Population (1999) Area Density INSEE code Postal code Name of inhabitants Website
La Bloutière 423 9.06 km² 46.69/km² 50060 50800 - -
Bourguenolles 246 7.65 km² 32.16/km² 50069 50800 - -
La Lande-d'Airou 485 15.1 km² 32.01/km² 50262 50800 - -

External link

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