Chaumont, Haute-Marne

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Chaumont

Chaumont Hôtel de Ville.jpg
Chaumont town hall
Coat of arms of Chaumont
Coat of arms
Chaumont is located in France
Chaumont
Administration
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haute-Marne
Arrondissement Chaumont
Canton Chaumont-1
Chaumont-2
Chaumont-3
Intercommunality CA de Chaumont, du Bassin Nogentais et du Bassin de Bologne Vignory Froncles
Mayor Christine Guillemy[1]
(2014–2020)
Statistics
Elevation 247–416 m (810–1,365 ft)
(avg. 332 m/1,089 ft)
Land area1 55.26 km2 (21.34 sq mi)
Population2 22,674  (2014)
 - Density 410 /km2 (1,100 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 52121/ 52000
Website www.ville-chaumont.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 48°06′42″N 5°08′20″E / 48.1116666667°N 5.13888888889°E / 48.1116666667; 5.13888888889

Chaumont is a commune of France, and the capital (or prefecture) of the Haute-Marne department in the Grand Est region.

Geography[change | change source]

The city of Chaumont is on the Langres plateau on the geographical centre of the Haute-Marne department in northeast France. It is along the Marne (river) river.

It has an area of 55.3 km2 (21.4 sq mi).[2] Its average altitude is 332 m (1,089 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 290 m (950 ft).[3]

Distance from Chaumont to other cities[4]
Paris Strasbourg Bordeaux Toulouse Montpellier Lyon Nantes Marseille
272 km (169 mi) 255 km (158 mi) 757 km (470 mi) 778 km (483 mi) 597 km (371 mi) 300 km (190 mi) 612 km (380 mi) 611 km (380 mi)
Chaumont and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Chaumont

The commune of Chaumont is surrounded by the communes Condes, Treix, Chamarandes-Choignes, Laville-aux-Bois, Biesles, Verbiesles, Neuilly-sur-Suize, Richebourg, Semoutiers-Montsaon, Villiers-le-Sec and Jonchery.

Two rivers flow through the city: the Suize to the west and the Marne to the east.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Chaumont, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[4]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Chaumont are known, in French, as Chaumontais (women: Chaumontaises).[5]

The city of Chaumont has a population, in 2014, of 22,674; its population density is of 410 inhabitants/km2.[2]

Evolution of the population in Chaumont

Chaumont forms with Chamarandes-Choignes the urban area of Chaumont with a population of 23,716 inhabitants (2014) and an area of 74.1 km2 (28.6 sq mi).[6] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Chaumont, formed by 65 communes, with a population of 42,594 inhabitants (2014) and an area of 979.4 km2 (378.1 sq mi).[7]

Administration[change | change source]

Chaumont is the prefecture of the Haute-Marne department, the capital of the arrondissement of Chaumont and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of three cantons:

  • Chaumont-1 formed by 6 communes and part of Chaumont, with 10,816 inhabitants (2014).
  • Chaumont-2 formed by 4 communes and part of Chaumont, with 8,534 inhabitants (2014).
  • Chaumont-3 formed by 5 communes and part of Chaumont, with 10,609 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Chaumont, du Bassin Nogentais et du Bassin de Bologne Vignory Froncles (French: Communauté d'agglomération de Chaumont, du Bassin Nogentais et du Bassin de Bologne Vignory Froncles).

Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]

Chaumont is twinned with:

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Le conseil municipal" (in French). Ville de Chaumont. http://www.ville-chaumont.fr/Vie-municipale/Conseil-municipal. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Commune de Chaumont (52121) - Comparateur de territoire" (in French). Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=COM-52121. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  3. "The city of Chaumont". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Chaumont-52000/. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Chaumont" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/ville-chaumont-52.html. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  5. "Chaumont" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/chaumont19695/. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  6. "Unité urbaine de Chaumont (52401)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=UU2010-52401. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  7. "Aire urbaine de Chaumont (161)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=AU2010-161. Retrieved 11 July 2017.

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