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

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Country France
Prefecture Rouen
Departments
Government
 - President Alain Le Vern (PS)
Area
 - Total 12,318 km2 (4,756 sq mi)
Population (2007-01-01)
 - Total 1,815,000
 - Density 147.3/km2 (381.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
NUTS Region FR2
Website region-haute-normandie.com

Upper Normandy (Norman: Ĥâote-Normaundie; French: Haute-Normandie) is one of the 26 regions of France. It was created in 1956 from two départements: Seine-Maritime and Eure, when Normandy was divided into Lower Normandy and Upper Normandy. This division continues to provoke controversy, and some continue to call for regrouping of the two. 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 the United Kingdom. Its economy is centred around agriculture, industry, petrochemicals and tourism.

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Upper Normandy is twinned with:

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Coordinates: 49°30′N 1°00′E / 49.5°N 1°E / 49.5; 1


Haute-Normandie
Flag Region logo
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Details
[[Image:|50px|Region logo of Haute-Normandie]]
Location
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Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Administration
Country France
NUTS Region FR2
Départements 2
Capital Rouen
President Alain Le Vern (PS)
Basic statistics
Area  12,318 km² (4,756 sq mi)
Population 1,815,000 (01/2007)
 - Density 147 /km² (382 /sq mi)
Other information
Website region-haute-normandie.com

Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy) is one of the 26 regions of France. It was created in 1956 from two départements: Seine-Maritime and Eure, when Normandy was divided into Basse-Normandie and Haute-Normandie. This division continues to provoke controversy, and some continue to call for regrouping of the two. However, the name Haute-Normandie 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 Basse-Normandie.

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 the United Kingdom. Its economy is centred around agriculture, industry, petrochemicals and tourism.

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Major communities

Twinning

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Coordinates: 49°30′N 1°00′E / 49.5°N 1°E / 49.5; 1


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Europe : France : Normandy : Haute-Normandie
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Map of Haute-Normandie
Map of Haute-Normandie

Haute-Normandie is an administrative region of northern France, part of Normandy, located between the capital city Paris and the English Channel.

Region

This region is made up of two Departments:

  • Giverny - site of the house of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet
  • Les Andelys - an historic medieval town, the site of a remarkable castle and churches
  • Saint Martin de Boscherville - Abbey Church with restored gardens and art exhibitions
  • Clères - a small village, with a zoological park, and an automobile museum
  • Etretat - world-famous arches in chalk cliffs
  • Vascoeuil - small restored château with art exhibitions and permanent open-air sculptures
  • Seine valley - fantastic scenery along the meanders of the Seine
  • Le Crevierit - beautiful valleys and apple orchards.

Understand

The lower valley of the River Seine runs through this region, which combines the administrative départments of Eure and Seine-Maritime.

  • Get centered at Tapovan Normandy: Yoga & Ayurvedic Massage Centre. Hameau de Anneville, 76540 Sassetot le Mauconduit. +33 1 45 77 90 59. Between Fécamp (12 km) and Dieppe (43 km). 60 km from Le Havre and Rouen. Set in a peaceful natural setting, this ayurvedic centre offers week-long treatments and trainings in various ayurvedic arts: Hatha & nada yoga, reiki, ayurvedic/oil massage, Shirodhara (oil treatments), vegetarian cooking, pre/post-natal massage, etc. An international colloquium is hosted in May. Closed in winter.
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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Haute-Normandie

  1. A région of France.

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