Jobourg

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Jobourg
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Jobourg is located in France
Jobourg
Jobourg
Coordinates: 49°41′N 1°54′W / 49.69°N 1.90°W / 49.69; -1.90Coordinates: 49°41′N 1°54′W / 49.69°N 1.90°W / 49.69; -1.90
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton Beaumont-Hague
Intercommunality La Hague
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Charles Duval
Area1 10.15 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 416
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50257 / 50440
Elevation 0–128 m (0–420 ft)

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.

Jobourg is a commune in the Manche department in north-western France. It lies in la Hague in the Cotentin peninsula.

It is surrounded by moorland and is not far away from the Phare de Goury (Goury Lighthouse), a lighthouse 100 metres away from the Goury beach. Jobourg has one nice beach on its commune, the Baie d'Écalgrain ("Écalgrain Beach"). The average temperature of the sea is 20°C in summer. About 200 meters from the village is the CROSSMA, in charge of the busy traffic in the Channel.

One typical fête in Jobourg is the Fête des Moutons, a sheep festival that take place the first weekend of August. One can see border collies taking care of geese and sheep contests.

Geology[edit]

Jobourg lies in the Armorican Massif. There, France's oldest rocks crop out. [1]

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references[edit]

  1. ^ Bay of Écalgrain and Bay of Cul-Rond Website Lithothèque de Normandie.