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Botanical garden
Coat of arms of Avranches
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Avranches
Canton Avranches
Mayor Guenaël Huet
Elevation 7–108 m (23–354 ft)
(avg. 108 m/354 ft)
Land area1 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Population2 8,090  (2009)
 - Density 1,798/km2 (4,660/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50025/ 50300
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Avranches is a commune in the Manche department. It is in the Lower Normandy region in northwestern France. It is a subprefecture of the department. The inhabitants are called Avranchinais.[1]


Avranches is at the south of the Cotentin Peninsula.

The town was built on high ground. It overlooks the dunes and coastal marshes along the bay. From Avranches, it is possible to see the Mont-Saint-Michel.

Twin towns


  1. Rene Andre, Avranches 2000 ans d' histoire, Publication Municipale

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