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Coat of arms of Troyes
Coat of arms
Troyes is located in France
Coordinates: 48°17′59″N 4°04′45″E / 48.2997°N 4.0792°E / 48.2997; 4.0792Coordinates: 48°17′59″N 4°04′45″E / 48.2997°N 4.0792°E / 48.2997; 4.0792
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Aube
Arrondissement Troyes
Intercommunality Troyes
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Baroin (UMP)
Area1 13.20 km2 (5.10 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 61,544
 • Density 4,662.4/km2 (12,076/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 10387 /10000

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.

Troyes is a commune of France. It is the capital city of the Aube department in north-central France.[1] It is on the Seine river about 150 km (93 mi) southeast of Paris.[2] It was briefly the capital of France in the early 15th century.[3]

The name troy weight for gold derives from the standard of measurement which developed in Troyes.[4]

History[change | change source]

Troyes has existed since Roman times. It was the capital of the Counts of Champagne.[5]

The first Lord of Troyes was Gwain de Nantouillet in 884.

In 1417, the Duke of Burgandy and Isabeau of Bavaria, wife of Charles VI of France, planned to establish the capital of France at Troyes. This included a court, council, and parliament with comptroller's offices.[6]

In 1419-1425, during the Hundred Years' War, Troyes was the center of the royal government.[3]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Aube," Encyclopedia Britannica (1910), Vol. 2, p. 888.
  2. "Troyes," Junior Encyclopedia Britannica (1897), Vol. 3, p. 591.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Troyes," Encyclopedia Britannica (1911), Vol. 27, p. 320.
  4. Perkins, George Roberts. (1852). The Practical Arithmetic, p. 111.
  5. "Troyes," Americanized Encyclopedia Britannica (1890), p. 5930.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Troyes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-29.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Kane, Tina. (2001). The Troyes Memoire: The Making of a Medieval Tapestry, p. 54.
  8. Hill, David J. (1906). A History of Diplomacy in the International Development of Europe, Vol. 2, p. 69.

Other websites[change | change source]

  "Troyes". Catholic Encyclopedia. (1913). New York: Robert Appleton Company.