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Marne
Coat of Arms of Marne
Coat of arms of the Marne department
Location
Administration
Department number: 51
Region: Champagne-Ardenne
Prefecture: Châlons-en-Champagne
Subprefectures: Épernay
Reims
Sainte-Menehould
Vitry-le-François
Arrondissements: 5
Cantons: 44
Communes: 619
President of the General Council: René-Paul Savary
Statistics
Population Ranked 38th
 -1999 565,229
Population density: 69/km²
Land area¹: 8162 km²
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km².
France

Marne is a department in north-eastern France named after the Marne River which flows through the department. The prefecture (capital) of Marne is Châlons-en-Champagne (formerly known as Châlons-sur-Marne). The subprefectures are Épernay, Reims, Sainte-Menehould, and Vitry-le-François. Image File history File links Blason51. ... 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 term Administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction. ... Departments (French: départements) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Capital Châlons-en-Champagne Land area¹ 25,606 km² Regional President Jean-Paul Bachy (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... In France, a préfecture is the administrative town of a département. ... Châlons-en-Champagne is a city and commune in France. ... A subprefecture in Verdun, France Subprefectures (French: sous-préfectures) are the administrative towns of arrondissements in France that do not contain the prefecture for its department. ... Épernay is a town and commune of northern France. ... Reims (English traditionally Rheims) (pronounced in French) is a city of northern France, 144 km (89 miles) east-northeast of Paris. ... Sainte-Menehould is a commune of the Marne département, in northeastern France. ... Vitry-le-François is a commune of the Marne département, in France. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... The 5 arrondissements of the Marne department are: Arrondissement of Châlons-en-Champagne, (prefecture of the Marne department: Châlons-en-Champagne) with 8 cantons and 100 communes. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividingarrondissements and départementscommunes Cantons number 3,879 among the 329 arondissements and 96 departments of France. ... The following is a list of the 45 cantons of the Marne department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: // Châlons-en-Champagne 1st Canton Châlons-en-Champagne 2nd Canton Châlons-en-Champagne 3rd Canton Châlons-en-Champagne 4th Canton Écury-sur-Coole Marson Suippes Vertus Anglure Avize... The commune is an administrative division of France. ... The following is a list of the 619 communes of the Marne département, in France. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Categories: | ... 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. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Departments (French: départements) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... The Marne is a river in France, a tributary of the Seine in the area east and southeast of Paris. ... In France, a préfecture is the administrative town of a département. ... Châlons-en-Champagne is a city and commune in France. ... A subprefecture in Verdun, France Subprefectures (French: sous-préfectures) are the administrative towns of arrondissements in France that do not contain the prefecture for its department. ... Épernay is a town and commune of northern France. ... Reims (English traditionally Rheims) (pronounced in French) is a city of northern France, 144 km (89 miles) east-northeast of Paris. ... Sainte-Menehould is a commune of the Marne département, in northeastern France. ... Vitry-le-François is a commune of the Marne département, in France. ...


The Champagne vineyards producing the world-famous sparkling wine are located within Marne. Champagne is often consumed as part of a celebration Champagne is a sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of wine to effect carbonation. ...

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History

Marne is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the province of Champagne. The French Revolution (1789–1815) was a period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (64th in leap years). ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Location of the Champagne province in France Champagne is one of the most traditional provinces of France, a region of France that is best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the regions name. ...


Marne has a long association with the French Army. The training ground of the Camp Militaire de Mailly straddles the border with the département of Aube in the south while that of the Camp de Mourmelon occupies a large area north of Châlons-en-Champagne. The smaller Camp de Moronvilliers lies to the east of Reims and the Camp Militaire de Suippes lies to the east of that. These are all on the chalk of the Champagne plateau, a feature comparable in geology but not size, with the British military training ground on Salisbury Plain. The French Army (French: Armée de Terre) is the land-based component of the French Armed Forces. ... Châlons-en-Champagne is a city and commune in France. ... This article is about the plateau in southern England; Salisbury Plain is also an area on South Georgia Island. ...

See also: Battles of the Marne

There were two Battles of the Marne during World War I: First Battle of the Marne (1914) Second Battle of the Marne (1918) Category: ...

Geography

Marne is part of the region of Champagne-Ardenne and is surrounded by the departments of Ardennes, Meuse, Haute-Marne, Aube, Seine-et-Marne, and Aisne. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Capital Châlons-en-Champagne Land area¹ 25,606 km² Regional President Jean-Paul Bachy (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... Ardennes is a département in the northeast of France named after the Ardennes area. ... Meuse is a département in northeast France, named after the Meuse River. ... Haute-Marne is a département in the northeast of France named after the Marne River. ... Aube is a département in the northeastern part of France named after the Aube River. ... Seine-et-Marne is a French département, named after the Seine and the Marne rivers, and located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Aisne is a département in the northern part of France named after the Aisne River. ...


Geologically, it divides into two distinct parts; the Upper Cretaceous chalk plain in the east and the more wooded and hilly Eocene and Oligocene in the west. Geography of the US in the late Cretaceous Late Cretaceous (also called the Upper Cretaceous) refers to the second half of the Cretaceous period, named after the famous white chalk cliffs of southern England, which date from this time. ... The Needles,situated on the Isle Of Wight, are part of the extensive Southern England Chalk Formation. ... hfajhfiudshfas == == == --24. ... The Oligocene epoch is a geologic period of time that extends from about 34 million to 23 million years before the present. ...


Rivers draining the department include the Marne, Vesle, Ardre and Somme-Soude. Numerous other rivers, such as the Grande and the Petite Morin rise in the department but flow mainly in others. Conversely, the Aube joins the Seine in the department of Marne. The Marne is a river in France, a tributary of the Seine in the area east and southeast of Paris. ... The Vesle is a river of France, mainly crossing the Marne département, including the city of Reims. ... The Ardre is a fifth order river in France which flows into the Vesle (left tributary) thence into the Aisne, Oise and Seine. ... The Aube is a river in France, right tributary of the Seine. ... The Seine (pronounced in French) is a major river of north-western France, and one of its commercial waterways. ...


Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Marnais.


Tourism

Reims, with its famous cathedral in which the kings of France were traditionally crowned, is a major attraction. Other branches of tourism are provided by the bird reserve on the Lac du Der Chantecoq and the fishing lakes nearby. The Parc Régional de la Montagne de Reims is a major area of country recreation. In the west of the département there are many scenic routes to be explored as also are the several wine cellars of Épernay. Reims (English traditionally Rheims) (pronounced in French) is a city of northern France, 144 km (89 miles) east-northeast of Paris. ... Épernay is a town and commune of northern France. ...


See also

The Champagne Riots of 1911 resulted from a series of problems faced by grape growers in the Champagne area of France. ... French gastronomy France is one of the oldest wine producing regions of Europe. ... The following is a list of the 45 cantons of the Marne department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: // Châlons-en-Champagne 1st Canton Châlons-en-Champagne 2nd Canton Châlons-en-Champagne 3rd Canton Châlons-en-Champagne 4th Canton Écury-sur-Coole Marson Suippes Vertus Anglure Avize... The following is a list of the 619 communes of the Marne département, in France. ... The 5 arrondissements of the Marne department are: Arrondissement of Châlons-en-Champagne, (prefecture of the Marne department: Châlons-en-Champagne) with 8 cantons and 100 communes. ...

External links

  • (French) Prefecture website
  • (French) General council website
  • (English)/(French) Official Tourist Board

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Marne was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790.
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