Located in the northwest of France, Normandy is a French administrative region bordered by the English Channel. It extends over 29,906 km2 and has 3,327,966 inhabitants. The capital is located in Rouen (prefecture of the Normandy region), while the regional hotel ville is located in Caen (headquarters of the Normandy regional council). The most populated commune in the region is Le Havre, at the mouth of the Seine.

Normandy is an ancient geographical and cultural territory, although it disappeared from geographical maps after the Revolution, and, even after regionalization, which initially divided it into two regions. By its history, the Normandy region largely overlaps with the limits of historic Normandy and a portion of the county of Perche, former provinces of the Kingdom of France which disappeared in 1789.

It comes from the union of the former Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie regions. This merger has been effective since January 1, 2016, after the regional elections of December 2015.

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