commune in Manche, France

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Geographical coordinates: 49.114444444 -1.091666666


English Saint-Lô

Saint-Lô (US: , French: [sɛ̃ lo] (listen)) is a commune in north-western France, the capital of the Manche department in the region of Normandy.

Although it is the second largest city of Manche after Cherbourg, it remains the prefecture of the department. It is also chef-lieu of an arrondissement and two cantons (Saint-Lô-1 and Saint-Lô-2). The placename derives from that of a local saint, Laud of Coutances.

The commune has 18,931 inhabitants who are called Saint-Lois(es). The names of Laudois(es), Laudien(ne)s or Laudinien(ne)s are also cited. A martyr city of World War II, Saint-Lô was decorated with the Legion of Honour in 1948 and was given the nickname "Capital of the Ruins", a phrase popularised by Samuel Beckett.

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German Saint-Lô

Saint-Lô, manchmal auch als Saint Laud notiert, ist eine französische Stadt und Präfektur des Départements Manche in der Region Normandie. Sie hat 19.024 Einwohner (Stand 1. Januar 2018) und ist die Hauptstadt des gleichnamigen Arrondissements. Sie liegt auf der Halbinsel Cotentin.

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Polish Saint-Lô

Saint-Lô – miejscowość i gmina we Francji, w regionie Normandia, w departamencie Manche. W 2013 roku populacja gminy wynosiła 20 431 mieszkańców. Przez miejscowość przepływa rzeka Vire.

Urodził się tu dyplomata papieski abp Bernard Henri René Jacqueline.

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Russian Сен-Ло

Сен-Ло́ (фр. и норманд. Saint-Lô, лат. Briovera, Fanum Sancti Laudi) — город на северо-западе Франции, находится в регионе Нормандия, административный центр департамента Манш и одноименного округа. Расположена в 57 км к западу от Кана и в 78 км к юго-востоку от Шербур-ан-Котантена, в долине реки Вир. Через город проходит автомагистраль N174.

Население (2015) — 19 301 человек.

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Ukrainian Сен-Ло

Сен-Ло (фр. Saint-Lô) — муніципалітет у Франції, у регіоні Нормандія, адміністративний центр департаменту Манш. Населення — 18 874 осіб (2011).

Муніципалітет розташований на відстані близько 260 км на захід від Парижа, 55 км на захід від Кана.

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cs Saint-Lô

Saint-Lô je francouzské město v regionu Normandie, hlavní město (prefektura) departementu Manche. V roce 2010 zde žilo 18 718 obyvatel. Je centrem arrondissementu Saint-Lô.

Dne 10. října 1944 byla – na počest těžkých bojů o město po vylodění v Normandii – podle Saint-Lô pojmenována eskortní letadlová loď USS St. Lo (CVE-63) (ex Chapin Bay, ex Midway).

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Spanish Saint-Lô

Saint-Lô es un municipio (commune) francés, situado en el departamento de Mancha (en francés Manche) y en la región de Baja Normandía. Sus habitantes se llaman, en francés, saint-lois, laudois, laudiens o laudiniens.

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French Saint-Lô

Saint-Lô est une commune française de 19 024 habitants, située dans le département de la Manche et la région Normandie. Deuxième plus grande ville de la Manche par le nombre d'habitants après Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, elle accueille la préfecture du département. Elle est également chef-lieu d'un arrondissement et bureau centralisateur de deux cantons (Saint-Lô-1 - Saint-Lô-2).

Ses habitants sont appelés Saint-Lois(es). Les noms de Laudois(es), Laudien(ne)s ou Laudinien(ne)s sont également cités. Ville martyre de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Saint-Lô fut décorée de la Légion d'honneur en 1948 et reçut le surnom de « Capitale des Ruines », une expression popularisée par Samuel Beckett. Depuis 2014, la ville connaît une réhabilitation progressive de son centre historique.

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Italian Saint-Lô

Saint-Lô è un comune francese di 20.015 abitanti, capoluogo del dipartimento della Manica nella regione della Normandia.

È inoltre capoluogo della circoscrizione (arrondissement) omonima, una delle quattro del dipartimento, che comprende 11 cantoni e 123 comuni.

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Japanese サン=ロー

サン=ロー(Saint-Lô)は、フランス西部のノルマンディー地方に位置する都市で、マンシュ県の県庁所在地である。古名をブリオウェレ(Briovère ガリア語でVire Riverにかかる橋の意)という。

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pt Saint-Lô

Saint-Lô é uma comuna francesa na região administrativa da Normandia, no departamento Mancha. Estende-se por uma área de 23,19 km². Em 2010 a comuna tinha 18 718 habitantes (densidade: 807,2 hab./km²).

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zh 圣洛

圣洛(法語:Saint-Lô,法语发音:[sɛ̃ lo] ( 聆聽)),法国西北部城市,诺曼底大区芒什省的省会,下辖圣洛区。圣洛的市镇面积为23.19平方公里,2017年1月1日的人口数量为19,116人,是芒什省人口第二多的市镇,次于港口城市瑟堡。

圣洛在二战时期受到严重破坏,97%的建筑物被毁,被作家萨缪尔·贝克特称为“废墟之都”(Capitale des Ruines),战后被授予法国荣誉勋章之城的名号,至20世纪60年代已基本完成恢复重建。

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Operation Cobra

Operation Cobra was the codename for an offensive launched by the United States First Army under Lieutenant General Omar Bradley seven weeks after the D-Day landings, during the Normandy campaign of World War II. The intention was to take advantage of the distraction of the Germans by the British and Canadian attacks around Caen in Operation Goodwood, and thereby break through the German defenses that were penning in their forces while the Germans were unbalanced. Once a corridor had been created, the First Army would then be able to advance into Brittany, rolling up the German flanks once free of the constraints of the bocage country. After a slow start, the offensive gathered momentum and German resistance collapsed as scattered remnants of broken units fought to escape to the Seine. Lacking the resources to cope with the situation, the German response was ineffectual and the entire Normandy front soon collapsed. Operation Cobra, together with concurrent offensives by the British Second Army and the Canadian First Army, was decisive in securing an Allied victory in the Normandy campaign.

Having been delayed several times by poor weather, Operation Cobra commenced on 25 July 1944, with a concentrated aerial bombardment from thousands of Allied aircraft. Supporting offensives had drawn the bulk of German armored reserves toward the British and Canadian sector and, coupled with the general lack of men and materiel available to the Germans, it was impossible for them to form successive lines of defense. Units of the U.S. VII Corps led the initial two-division assault, while other First U.S. Army corps mounted supporting attacks designed to pin German units in place. Progress was slow on the first day but opposition started to crumble once the defensive crust had been broken. By 27 July, most organized resistance had been overcome and the VII and VIII Corps advanced rapidly, isolating the Cotentin Peninsula.

By 31 July, XIX Corps had destroyed the last forces opposing the First Army, which emerged from the bocage. Reinforcements were moved west by Field Marshal Günther von Kluge and employed in various counterattacks, the largest of which, Unternehmen Lüttich (Operation Liège), was launched on 7 August between Mortain and Avranches. Although this led to the bloodiest phase of the battle, it was mounted by already exhausted and understrength units and was a costly failure. On 8 August, troops of the newly activated Third United States Army captured the city of Le Mans, formerly the German 7th Army headquarters. Operation Cobra transformed the high-intensity infantry combat of Normandy into rapid maneuver warfare and led to the creation of the Falaise pocket and the loss of the German strategic position in northwestern France.

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