The region includes three departments, Calvados, Manche and Orne
and is an administrative region of France.
This region of France covers 10,857 square miles, which equates to 3.2 percent of the
surface area of France!
The economy in this region is heavily agricultural, with livestock and dairy
farming. Fruit production and textiles are also two other major industries, plus
iron ore is mined near Caen.
As you can no doubt appreciate, tourism is also a major industry because of World War II. It was the beaches of
Calvados, which were the site of the D-Day landings in June 1944.
This region also has direct ferry crossings to England
via the port of Cherbourg making travel to this part of France easily accessible.
Regions of Lower Normandy include the Cotentin Peninsula and La Hague, Pays d'Auge, and
Normandy has its own regional language, the Norman language. This language is still in use
today in Basse-Normandie.