Querqueville

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Querqueville
View of the cemetery
View of the cemetery
Coat of arms of Querqueville
Coat of arms
Querqueville is located in France
Querqueville
Querqueville
Coordinates: 49°39′51″N 1°41′38″W / 49.6642°N 1.6939°W / 49.6642; -1.6939Coordinates: 49°39′51″N 1°41′38″W / 49.6642°N 1.6939°W / 49.6642; -1.6939
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton La Hague
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Maggle
Area1 5.56 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,536
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 50416 /50460
Elevation 0–115 m (0–377 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 ft)
Website www.ville-querqueville.fr

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.
View of Querqueville from the cemetery

Querqueville is a former commune in the Manche department in north-western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin.[1]

The Chapel of Saint Germanus (Chapelle Saint-Germain) with its trefoil floorplan incorporates elements of one of the earliest surviving places of Christian worship in the Cotentin Peninsula - perhaps second only to the Gallo-Roman baptistry at Port-Bail.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Querqueville
The arms of Querqueville are blazoned:
Gules, a trefoil chapel Or, pierced and open sable, on a chief azure, three bees Or.



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References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 1 December 2015 (French)