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Eure
Image:Eure.jpg
Coat of Arms of Eure
Information
Number 27
Region Haute-Normandie
Prefecture Évreux
Subprefectures Les Andelys
Bernay
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density Coat of arms of the French department of Eure. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... is divided into 26 régions, further subdivided into départements. ... Capital Rouen Area 12,318 km² Regional President Alain Le Vern (PS) (since 1998) Population  - 2004 estimate  - 1999 census  - Density (Ranked 13th) 1,805,000 1,780,192 147/km² (2004) Arrondissements 6 Cantons 112 Communes 1,420 Départements Eure Seine-Maritime Note: The flag of Normandy is also... The term prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office, seat, territorial circonscription of a Prefect; consequentally, like that word, is its applied in English in relation to actual Prefects, whose title is just that (or the forms it takes in other, especially Romance, languages), in the broadest sense in... Évreux is a commune of Normandy, France, in the Eure département, of which it is the préfecture (capital). ... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... Les Andelys is a commune of the Eure département, in Normandy, France. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ...

Ranked 44th


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90 /km²
Area 6,040 km²
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 43
Communes 675
President of the
general council
Jean-Louis Destans
Location

Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River. To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... The canton is an administrative division of France. ... The commune is an administrative division of France. ... The following is a list of the 675 communes of the Eure département of France: (CAE) Communauté dagglomération dÉvreux, created in 2000. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Image File history File links Credit(s): fr:Utilisateur:Rinaldum Source: french wikipedia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... The Eure River is a river in northern France. ...

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History

Eure was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Normandie. During the French Revolution (1789–1799) democracy and republicanism overthrew the absolute monarchy in France, and the French portion of the Roman Catholic Church was forced to undergo radical restructuring. ... 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. ...


Geography

Eure is part of the current region of Haute-Normandie and is surrounded by the departments of Seine-Maritime, Oise, Val-d'Oise, Yvelines, Eure-et-Loir, Orne, and Calvados. Capital Rouen Area 12,318 km² Regional President Alain Le Vern (PS) (since 1998) Population  - 2004 estimate  - 1999 census  - Density (Ranked 13th) 1,805,000 1,780,192 147/km² (2004) Arrondissements 6 Cantons 112 Communes 1,420 Départements Eure Seine-Maritime Note: The flag of Normandy is also... Seine-Maritime is a French département in Normandy. ... Oise is a département in the north of France named after the Oise River. ... Val-dOise is a French département named after the Oise River, located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Yvelines is a French département in the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ... Eure-et-Loir is a French département, named after the Eure and Loir rivers. ... Orne is a département in the northwest of France named after the Orne River. ... For the apple brandy produced in the region, see Calvados (spirit). ...


The department is a largely wooded plateau cut by the valleys of the Seine River and its tributaries. This article is about the river in France; it should not be confused with the Senne, a much smaller river that flows through Brussels. ...


The altitude varies from sea level to 248 meters in the south.


Tourism

The main tourist attraction is certainly Giverny (4 km away from Vernon) with Claude Monet's house and garden ( and other interesting places to see). (See the 'Vernon Giverny Passionnément' Website, below)


The Abbey of Bec and the Château Gaillard near Andelys are other important tourist attractions. The Abbey of Bec (French: Abbaye Notre-Dame du Bec) in Le Bec-Hellouin, Normandy, France, is a Benedictine monastic foundation in the Eure département, in a valley, midway between the cities of Rouen and Le Havre. ...


External link

  • Conseil Général website (in French)
  • Prefecture website (in French)
  • Vernon Giverny Passionnément (in English)
  • Article on the Abbey of Bec
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Eure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (174 words)
Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River.
Eure was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790.
Eure is part of the current region of Haute-Normandie and is surrounded by the departments of Seine-Maritime, Oise, Val-d'Oise, Yvelines, Eure-et-Loir, Orne, and Calvados.
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