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Coordinates: 48°06′42″N 5°08′20″E / 48.1116666667°N 5.13888888889°E / 48.1116666667; 5.13888888889

Commune of Chaumont
France Haute Marne Chaumont 01.jpg

Location
Chaumont, Haute-Marne is located in France
Chaumont, Haute-Marne
Administration
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Haute-Marne
Arrondissement Chaumont
Intercommunality Pays chaumontais
Mayor Luc Chatel (UMP)
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 314 m (1,030 ft) avg.
Land area1 55.26 km2 (21.34 sq mi)
Population2 25,951  (2006)
 - Density 470 /km2 (1,200 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 52121/ 52000
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Chaumont is a commune of France, and the capital (or préfecture) of the Haute-Marne department. Population (2006): 25,951.

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Geography

The city stands on the Marne River and is situated on the railway linking Paris and Basel, which runs over a 52 m (164 ft) tall and 600m long viaduct there built in 1856.

History

Historically the seat of the counts of Bassigny and later of Champagne, Chaumont was the venue of an offensive treaty against Napoleon I signed by the United Kingdom, Austria, Prussia, and Russia in 1814. Chaumont was bombed in 1940 and 1944 during World War II.

International relations

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Twin towns — Sister cities

Chaumont is twinned with:

See also

Chaumont viaduct

References

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