Le Havre

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Le Havre

Le Havre.jpg
Coat of arms of Le Havre
Le Havre is located in France
Le Havre
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Intercommunality Communauté de l'agglomération havraise
Mayor Édouard Philippe
Elevation 0–105 m (0–344 ft)
Land area1 46.95 km2 (18.13 sq mi)
Population2 173,142  (2012)
 - Density 3,688 /km2 (9,550 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76351/ 76000
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: 49°17′33″N 0°03′36″E / 49.2924°N 0.06°E / 49.2924; 0.06

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.[1] This section was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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