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Cherbourg-Octeville is a town and commune in Normandy, north-west France. It was formed when the city of Cherbourg absorbed Octeville on February 28, 2000, and was officially renamed Cherbourg-Octeville.

The combined population of Cherbourg and Octeville at the 1999 census was 42,318 inhabitants.

Cherbourg was the first stop of RMS Titanic after it left Southampton, England. On 19 June 1864, the naval engagement between USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama took place off Cherbourg. The Battle of Cherbourg, fought in June 1944 following the Normandy Invasion, ended with the capture of Cherbourg on June 30.

  • Last visit to Cherbourg: Apr 2008
  • Intro Updated Apr 9, 2008
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  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Hi Mark, I indeed only heard of Cherbourg because of the Titanic and it was interesting to read about the town. Some very good tips here, I especially like that weird big statue, it would be interesting to know what it means!

  • Marisola's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2008 at 9:08 AM

    It reminds me of the "Bean" at home in Chicago.

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