Cherbourg-Octeville, France, satellite image. North is at top, water is blue, urban areas are grey and vegetation is green. Cherbourg-Octeville was once two separate cities. It was formed when Cherbourg merged with Octeville and was officially renamed Cherbourg-Octeville in 2000. It is located at the north of the Cotentin Peninsula (also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula), in the Basse- Normandie (Lower Normandy) region, northwest France. The Cotentin Peninsula extends out into the English Channel. Photographed on 12th May 2001.
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