Le Havre

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Le Havre
Le Havre in mid-2005
Le Havre in mid-2005
Coat of arms of Le Havre
Coat of arms
Le Havre is located in France
Le Havre
Le Havre
Location within Normandy region
Le Havre is located in Normandy
Le Havre
Le Havre
Coordinates: 49°29′N 0°06′E / 49.49°N 0.10°E / 49.49; 0.10Coordinates: 49°29′N 0°06′E / 49.49°N 0.10°E / 49.49; 0.10
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementLe Havre
CantonLe Havre-1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
IntercommunalityCA havraise
Government
 • Mayor (2010–2020) Édouard Philippe (UMP)
Area
1
46.95 km2 (18.13 sq mi)
 • Urban
 (2009)
194.9 km2 (75.3 sq mi)
 • Metro
 (2009)
678.4 km2 (261.9 sq mi)
Population
(2010)2
175,497
 • Rank13th in France
 • Density3,700/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
 • Urban
 (2009)
242,474[1]
 • Metro
 (2009)
293,361[2]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET (UTC +1))
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76351 /76600, 76610, 76620
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.

Le Havre is a city in Normandy. It is one of the most important ports in France. It is located on the right bank of the Seine river along the English Channel.

The city and port were founded by the King Francis I of France in 1517.

The city was bombed during World War II. The damaged area was rebuilt by Auguste Perret from 1945 to 1964.[3] This section was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

References[change | change source]

  1. INSEE 2010 Urban Area (76701) (French)
  2. INSEE 2010 Metro Area (032) (French)
  3. "Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret". UNESCO. Retrieved 9 May 2017.