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Coat of arms of Avranches
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Avranches
Canton Avranches
4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
 • Density 1,798/km2 (4,660/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
50025 /50300
Elevation 7–108 m (23–354 ft)
(avg. 108 m or 354 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Avranches is a commune in the Manche department. It is in the Lower Normandy region in northwestern France. It is a subprefecture of the department. The inhabitants are called Avranchinais.


Avranches is at the south of the Cotentin Peninsula.

The town was built on high ground. It overlooks the dunes and coastal marshes along the bay. From Avranches, it is possible to see the Mont-Saint-Michel.

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