Upper Normandy

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Upper Normandy (called Haute-Normandie in French) is a region of France. It was made in 1956, when the old region of Normandy was split in two, Lower Normandy and this one. The capital is Rouen. 1.8 million people live in the region, about half a million of them in the urban area of Rouen.

The departments in the region are Seine-Maritime and Eure.

The region is the first producer of flax in France. It is also quite industrialized, specialising in petrochemical and pharmaceutical, as well as manufacturing industries.