Chaumont, Haute-Marne

Chaumont, Haute-Marne

Chaumont

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Coat of arms of Chaumont
Chaumont is located in France
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Chaumont
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 24,039  (1 January 2008)
 - Density 435 /km2 (1,130 /sq mi)
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 without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

Chaumont (IPA: [ʃomɔ̃]) is a commune of France, and the capital (or préfecture) of the Haute-Marne department. As of 2008, it has a of 24,039.

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

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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. From 1951 to 1967, the United States Air Force under NATO operated the Chaumont-Semoutiers Air Base on the outskirts of the city.

People

Twin towns

Chaumont is twinned with:

See also

Chaumont viaduct

References

External links



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