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View of the cemetery
View of the cemetery
Coat of arms of Querqueville
Coat of arms
Querqueville is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg-Octeville
Canton Équeurdreville-Hainneville
Intercommunality Communauté urbaine de Cherbourg (CUC)
 • 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)
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. It is now part of the commune Cherbourg-en-Cotentin.

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.


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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