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Haute-Normandie

Upper Normandy
Ĥâote-Normaundie (Norman)
Haute-Normandie (French)
Region of France

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Country  France
Prefecture Rouen
Departments
Government
 • President Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol (PS)
Area
 • Total 12,317 km2 (4,756 sq mi)
Population (2007-01-01)
 • Total 1,915,000
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
NUTS Region FR2
Website region-haute-normandie.com

Upper Normandy (French: Haute-Normandie, IPA: [ot nɔʁmɑ̃di]; Norman: Ĥâote-Normaundie) is one of the 27 regions of France. It was created in 1984 from two départements: Seine-Maritime and Eure, when Normandy was divided into Lower Normandy and Upper Normandy. This division continues to provoke controversy, and many people continue to call for reuniting the two regions. However, the name Upper Normandy existed prior to 1956 and referred by tradition to territories currently included within the administrative region: the Pays de Caux, the Pays de Bray (not that of Picardy), the Roumois, the Campagne of Le Neubourg, the Plaine de Saint André and the Norman Vexin. Today, most of the Pays d'Auge, as well as a small portion of the Pays d'Ouche, are located in Lower Normandy.

Rouen is the regional capital, historically important with many fine churches and buildings, including the tallest cathedral tower in France. The region's largest city, in terms of metropolitan population, is Le Havre. The region is twinned with the London Borough of Redbridge in England. Its economy is centered around agriculture, industry, petrochemicals and tourism.

Major communities

See also

Normandy portal

External links

  • Upper Normandy : a haven of peace - Official French website (in English)
  • Official website

Coordinates: 49°30′N 1°00′E / 49.500°N 1.000°E / 49.500; 1.000

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