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The chateau
The chateau
Coat of arms of Pirou
Coat of arms
Pirou is located in France
Coordinates: 49°10′00″N 1°34′04″W / 49.1667°N 1.5678°W / 49.1667; -1.5678Coordinates: 49°10′00″N 1°34′04″W / 49.1667°N 1.5678°W / 49.1667; -1.5678
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Coutances
Canton Créances
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Noël Augrandjean
Area1 29.11 km2 (11.24 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,563
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 50403 /50770
Elevation 0–40 m (0–131 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Pirou is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France. It is around 50 km south of Cherbourg and 90 km west of Caen. The inhabitants are called Pirouais.


Arms of Pirou
The arms of Pirou are blazoned:
Vert, a bend cotissed argent.
These arms are borrowed from the de Pirou family (extinct), former lords of Pirou.

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