Normandy

geographical name
Nor·​man·​dy | \ ˈnȯr-mən-dē How to pronounce Normandy (audio) \
variants: or French Normandie \ nȯr-​mäⁿ-​ˈdē How to pronounce Normandie (audio) \

Definition of Normandy

region and former province of northwestern France bordering the English Channel northeast of Brittany; capital Rouen

Note: In World War II, Normandy was the scene of a massive invasion of German-occupied France by Allied forces on June 6, 1944.

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