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Jobourg is located in France
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 Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton La Hague
Area1 10.15 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 416
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 former commune in the Manche department in north-western France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune La Hague.[1] It lies near Cap de 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. The festival features contests in which border collies heard geese and sheep.

On the night of 26-27 March 1814, during the closing stages of the Napoleonic Wars the Battle of Jobourg was fought close inshore between British frigate HMS Hebrus and French frigate Etoile. After several hours of combat,Hebrus succeeded in defeating and capturing Etoile.


Jobourg lies in the Armorican Massif. There, France's oldest rocks crop out. [2]

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  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 27 September 2016 (French)
  2. ^ Bay of Écalgrain and Bay of Cul-Rond Website Lithothèque de Normandie.