Aube

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Aube
Department
Prefecture of the Aube department
Prefecture building of the Aube department, in Troyes
Flag of Aube
Flag
Coat of arms of Aube
Coat of arms
Location of Aube in France
Location of Aube in France
Coordinates: 48°20′N 4°10′E / 48.333°N 4.167°E / 48.333; 4.167Coordinates: 48°20′N 4°10′E / 48.333°N 4.167°E / 48.333; 4.167
Country France
Region Grand Est
Département 4 March 1790
Prefecture Troyes
Subprefectures Bar-sur-Aube, Nogent-sur-Seine
Government[1]
 • President Philippe Pichery
Area[2]
 • Total 6,004.2 km2 (2,318.2 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total 308,094
 • Density 51.3131/km2 (132.9003/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code FR-10
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 17
Communes 431
Website Aube Council

Aube is a department in the northeast of France named after the Aube river. The prefecture (capital) of Aube is Troyes.

History[change | change source]

Aube is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790 with Troyes as is capital. It was divided in six districts: Nogent-sur-Seine, Arcis-sur-Aube, Bar-sur-Aube, Bar-sur-Seine, Ervy and Troyes.[4]

In 1800, with the creation of the arrondissements in France, the six districts were changed into five arrondissements: Arcis-sur-Aube, Bar-sur-Aube, Bar-sur-Seine, Nogent-sur-Seine and Troyes.[4]

After the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815), the department was occupied by the Russian army from June 1815 to November 1818.

On 10 September 1926, the arrondissements of Arcis-sur-Aube et Bar-sur-Seine were eliminated.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

The Aube department is in the southwest of the Grand Est region. It is surrounded by 5 departments in 3 regions:

Aube has an area of 6,004.2 km2 (2,318 sq mi),[2] and its highest point is in the Bois du Mont in the commune Champignol-lez-Mondeville in the southeastern part of the department; it is 370–375 m (1,214–1,230 ft) high (48°09′10″N 04°41′33″E / 48.15278°N 4.69250°E / 48.15278; 4.69250 (Bois du Mont)),[5]. The lowest point is 60 m (197 ft) high in the commune La Motte-Tilly in the west of the department.

The main rivers in the department are the Seine, the Aube (tributary of the Seine), the Amance (tributary of the Armançon), and the Vanne (a tributary of the Yonne).

Climate[change | change source]

The area around Troyes, at an altitude of about 105 m (344 ft), is characterized by climates with few extremes of temperature. The Köppen climate classification type for the climate at Troyes is a "Marine West Coast Climate" and of the subtype "Cfb".[6]

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Troyes is 655.3 mm (25.8 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is November with 99.1 mm (3.9 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 12.7 mm (0.5 in).

The average temperature for the year in Troyes is 10.8 °C (51.4 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 19.3 °C (66.7 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 3.1 °C (37.6 °F).

Climate data for Troyes, France
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.2
(43.2)
7.7
(45.9)
11.9
(53.4)
15.2
(59.4)
19.5
(67.1)
22.7
(72.9)
25.7
(78.3)
25.4
(77.7)
21.2
(70.2)
16.3
(61.3)
10.1
(50.2)
6.7
(44.1)
15.72
(60.29)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.1
(37.6)
3.7
(38.7)
7
(45)
9.5
(49.1)
13.7
(56.7)
16.7
(62.1)
19.3
(66.7)
19
(66)
15.4
(59.7)
11.6
(52.9)
6.6
(43.9)
3.8
(38.8)
10.78
(51.41)
Average low °C (°F) -0.1
(31.8)
-0.3
(31.5)
2
(36)
3.7
(38.7)
7.8
(46)
10.7
(51.3)
12.8
(55)
12.6
(54.7)
9.6
(49.3)
6.8
(44.2)
3
(37)
0.8
(33.4)
5.78
(42.41)
Rainfall mm (inches) 65.4
(2.575)
58.3
(2.295)
54.4
(2.142)
59
(2.32)
40.9
(1.61)
21.9
(0.862)
11.7
(0.461)
15.7
(0.618)
50.6
(1.992)
90.1
(3.547)
98.3
(3.87)
89
(3.5)
655.3
(25.799)
Source: Weatherbase.com [1]

Administration[change | change source]

Aube is managed by the Departmental Council of Aube in Troyes. The department is part of the Grand Est region.

Administrative divisions[change | change source]

There are 3 arrondissements (districts), 17 cantons and 431 communes (municipalities) in Aube.[7]

Arrondissements of Aube
INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population[8]
(2014)
Area[9]
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
101 Bar-sur-Aube Bar-sur-Aube 28,733 1,193.3 24.1 104
102 Nogent-sur-Seine Nogent-sur-Seine 54,177 1,245.3 43.5 80
123 Troyes Troyes 225,184 3,565.7 63.2 247

The following is a list of the 17 cantons of the Aube department (with their INSEE codes), following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015:[10]

Demographics[change | change source]

The inhabitants of the Aube department are known, in French, as Aubois (women: Auboises),[11]

Aube had a population, in 2014, of 308,094,[2] for a population density of 51.3 inhabitants/km2. The arrondissement of Troyes, with 225,184 inhabitants, is the arrondissement with more inhabitants.[9]

Evolution of the population in Aube

The communes with more inhabitants in the Aube department are:

City Population[8]
(2014)
Arrondissement
Troyes 60,750 Troyes
Romilly-sur-Seine 14,303 Nogent-sur-Seine
La Chapelle-Saint-Luc 12,428 Troyes
Saint-André-les-Vergers 11,860 Troyes
Sainte-Savine 10,134 Troyes
Saint-Julien-les-Villas 6,891 Troyes
Nogent-sur-Seine 5,955 Nogent-sur-Seine
Bar-sur-Aube 5,014 Bar-sur-Aube

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Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Le président" (in French). Conseil départamental de l'Aube. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Département de l'Aube (10)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  3. "Populations légales 2014 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Historique de l'Aube". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  5. "Bois du Mont, France". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  6. "Troyes, France - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  7. "Département de l'Ain (01)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Département de l'Aube (10) et Arrondissements". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  10. "Décret n° 2014-216 du 21 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de l'Aube" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  11. "Habitants du départment: Aube (10)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 

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