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Aumale, formerly known as Albemarle,[1] is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in north-western France. It lies on the river Bresle.

Aumale
Commune
The town centre and church in Aumale
The town centre and church in Aumale
Coat of arms of Aumale
Coat of arms
Aumale is located in France
Aumale
Aumale
Location within Normandy region
Aumale is located in Normandy
Aumale
Aumale
Coordinates: 49°46′17″N 1°45′11″E / 49.7714°N 1.7531°E / 49.7714; 1.7531Coordinates: 49°46′17″N 1°45′11″E / 49.7714°N 1.7531°E / 49.7714; 1.7531
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Dieppe
Canton Gournay-en-Bray
Intercommunality CC Aumale - Blangy-sur-Bresle
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Virginie Lucot-Avril
Area1 9.06 km2 (3.50 sq mi)
Population (2015)2 2,177
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 76035 /76390
Elevation 106–212 m (348–696 ft)
(avg. 130 m or 430 ft)

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.

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HistoryEdit

The town's Latin name was Alba Marla. It was raised by William the Bastard into a county, which was held by the houses of Castile, Dammartin, Harcourt, and Lorraine. In 1547, it was raised to the status of a duchy for Francis of Lorraine. It passed to the house of Savoy, from whom Louis XIV purchased the title in 1675 in order to bestow it upon one of his bastards as an appanage. In 1769, it passed to the house of Orleans.[1] The British Earls of Albemarle, meanwhile, also derive their name from the area.[1]

GeographyEdit

A village of farming and associated light industry, situated in the valley of the Bresle River of the Norman Pays de Bray in Normandy on the border with Picardie. It is around 34 miles (55 km) southeast of Dieppe at the junction of the D 916, D 920, D 929 and D 49 roads. The A29 autoroute (Saint-Quentin-Beuzeville) passes through the commune’s northern sector. SNCF, the French railway has a TER station here, on the BeauvaisLe Tréport-Mers line.

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Aumale are blazoned :
Argent, on a fess azure, 3 fleurs de lys Or.



PopulationEdit

Historical population of Aumale
Year19621968197519821990199920062015
Population27162833282528762690257725442177
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interestEdit

  • The church of St.Pierre & St.Paul, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The sixteenth-century Hôtel de ville (town hall).
  • A seventeenth-century Hospital.
  • The chapel of Notre-Dame du Cardonnoy, from the thirteenth century.
  • The seventeenth-century château du Bois Robin
  • The tower and buildings of the 16th-century abbey.

Twin townsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "  Baynes, T.S., ed. (1878). "Aumale". Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (9th ed.). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 85. 

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