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Région Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy)
Département Eure
Canton seat of this place
4 cantons
Postal Code 27000
INSEE Code 27229
Altitude lowest: 58 m
highest: 146 m
Intercommunalité (2004) Communauté d'agglomération
d'Évreux
Area 26.45 km²
Density 1,935.65/km²
Website: www.evreux/fr (http://www.evreux.fr)

Évreux is a commune of Normandy, France, in the Eure département, of which it is the préfecture (capital). This city name originates from the gallic tribe if Eburovices (lit. Those which overcome by the yew?) (from Gaulish eburo-) The city is near the Iton river. France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... Capital Rouen Area 12,317 km² Regional President Alain Le Vern Population  - [[As of |]] estimate  - 1999 census  - Density 1,780,192 145/km² Arrondissements 6 Cantons 112 Communes 1,420 Départements Eure Seine-Maritime Haute-Normandie is a région of France. ... Région Haute-Normandie Missing image Blason de la Haute-Normandie Détails Information Capital: Rouen Population  - Total  - Density 1 780 192 (1999) 145 /km² Area 12 317 km² Arrondissements 6 Cantons 112 Communes 1 420 President of the regional council Alain Le Vern Départements Categories: Regions of France... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River. ... This is a list of postal codes in Normandy in France. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Mont Saint Michel is a historic pilgrimage site and a symbol of Normandy Normandy is a former country (a Duchy) situated in northern France occupying the lower Seine area (upper or Haute-Normandie) and the region to the west (lower or Basse-Normandie) as far as the Cotentin Peninsula. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... Gallia (in English Gaul) is the Latin name for the region of western Europe occupied by present-day France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ... The Iton is a river in the départements of Eure and Orne in Normandy, France. ...


History

During the Ancien Régime, it was the seat of comté d'Évreux and évêché d'Évreux. Ancien Régime means Old Rule or Old Order in French; in English, the term refers primarily to the social and political system established in France under the Valois and Bourbon dynasties. ...


The city was heavily damaged during the Second World War, and most of its center was rebuilt. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


Sites of interest

There are remains of some monuments dating back to the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ...


Administration

The communauté d'agglomération d'Évreux has 37 communes: A communauté dagglomération is an administrative division in France, larger than a commune, but smaller than a département. ...


Angerville-la-Campagne, Arnières-sur-Iton, Aviron, Les Baux-Sainte-Croix, Boncourt, Le Boulay-Morin, Caugé, La Chapelle-du-Bois-des-Faulx, Cierrey, Dardez, Émalleville, Évreux, Fauville, Gauciel, Gauville-la-Campagne, Gravigny, Guichainville, Huest, Irreville, Le Mesnil-Fuguet, Miserey, Normanville, Parville, Le Plessis-Grohan, Reuilly, Sacquenville, Saint-Germain-des-Angles, Saint-Luc, Saint-Martin-la-Campagne, Saint-Sébastien-de-Morsent, Saint-Vigor, Sassey, Tourneville, La Trinité, Le Val-David, Les Ventes et Le Vieil-Évreux. Aviron is a commune in the French département of Eure. ...

  • The canton d'Évreux-Est includes a part of Évreux and the communes of:

Fauville, Fontaine-sous-Jouy, Gauciel, Huest, Jouy-sur-Eure, Miserey, Saint-Vigor, Sassey, La Trinité, Le Val-David and Le Vieil-Évreux (pop: 20,045);

  • The canton d'Évreux-Est includes a part of Évreux and the communes of: Aviron, Bacquepuis, Bernienville, Le Boulay-Morin, Brosville, La Chapelle-du-Bois-des-Faulx, Dardez, Émalleville, Gauville-la-Campagne, Graveron-Sémerville, Gravigny, Irreville, Le Mesnil-Fuguet, Normanville, Parville, Quittebeuf, Reuilly, Sacquenville, Sainte-Colombe-la-Commanderie, Saint-Germain-des-Angles, Saint-Martin-la-Campagne, Le Tilleul-Lambert, Tournedos-Bois-Hubert and Tourneville (pop: 25,014);
  • The canton d'Évreux-Est includes a part of Évreux and the communes of:

Arnières-sur-Iton, Aulnay-sur-Iton, Caugé, Claville and Saint-Sébastien-de-Morsent (pop: 18,123); Aviron is a commune in the French département of Eure. ... Brosville is a commune of the département of Eure in the Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy) région, in France. ...

  • The canton d'Évreux-Est includes a part of Évreux and the communes of:

Angerville-la-Campagne, Les Baux-Sainte-Croix, Guichainville, Le Plessis-Grohan, Saint-Luc and Les Ventes (pop:21,424).


 
 

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