from old French Normanz, plural of Normant, originally
from the word for "northman" in several Scandinavian
languages is a geographical and cultural region of
France in northwestern Europe, roughly coextensive with
the historical Duchy of Normandy.
mainland Normandy and insular Normandy (mostly the
British Channel Islands). It covers 30,627 square
kilometres. Its population is 3,499,280.
name comes from the settlement of the territory by
Vikings ("Northmen") starting in the 9th century, and
confirmed by treaty in the 10th century between King
Charles III of France and the Viking jarl Rollo. For
almost 150 years following the Norman conquest of
England in 1066, Normandy and England were linked by
having the same person reign as both Duke of Normandy
and King of England.