Flamanville, Manche

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Flamanville
Commune
The signal station
The signal station
Flamanville is located in France
Flamanville
Flamanville
Coordinates: 49°31′53″N 1°51′55″W / 49.5314°N 1.8653°W / 49.5314; -1.8653Coordinates: 49°31′53″N 1°51′55″W / 49.5314°N 1.8653°W / 49.5314; -1.8653
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton Les Pieux
Intercommunality CA Cotentin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Fauchon
Area1 7.22 km2 (2.79 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,683
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 50184 /50340

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.

Flamanville is a commune in the Manche department in north-western France.

Port

The port of Flamanville, in the northern part of the commune, is known as Diélette. During the summer a high-speed passenger ferry is operated from there to Alderney and Guernsey by Manche Iles Express.[1]

Heraldry

Arms of Flamanville
The arms of Flamanville are blazoned :
Per fess 1: Azure, a lion passant and in base 3 barrulets argent; 2: Gules, 3 'maisons' (towers) Or.

Upper part Bazan, lower part Sesmaisons.



Nuclear plants

On its territory is installed the seaside Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant, established there in the 1980s, with two PWR reactors of 1300 MWe each, which were put into operation in 1986 and 1987.

Flamanville has been selected for the installation of the first French EPR reactor, which will be Flamanville's third reactor, near the two existing ones. Whether or not Flamanville 3, EPR, actually becomes operational is political, as many prominent politicians are opposed to it.

There are also plans for later fourth reactor.

See also

References

  1. ^ Manche Iles Express website

External links

  • Official website of the Mairie
  • EPR - Flamanville 3 project
  • Construction halted at flagship French nuclear reactor over problems in concrete base
  • Greenpeace activists block restart of French nuclear reactor construction
  • Greenpeace resumes protest actions against Flamanville-3


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