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Chaumont (IPA: [ʃomɔ̃]) is a commune of France, and the capital (or préfecture) of the Haute-Marne department. As of 2013, it has a population of 23,011.

Chaumont
The Chaumont viaduct
The Chaumont viaduct
Coat of arms of Chaumont
Coat of arms
Location of Chaumont
Chaumont is located in France
Chaumont
Chaumont
Chaumont is located in Grand Est
Chaumont
Chaumont
Coordinates: 48°06′42″N 5°08′20″E / 48.1117°N 5.1389°E / 48.1117; 5.1389Coordinates: 48°06′42″N 5°08′20″E / 48.1117°N 5.1389°E / 48.1117; 5.1389
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaute-Marne
ArrondissementChaumont
CantonChaumont-1, 2 and 3
IntercommunalityAgglomération de Chaumont 31987 hab.
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christine Guillemy
Area
1
55.26 km2 (21.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
23,666
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
52121 /52000
Elevation247–416 m (810–1,365 ft)
(avg. 314 m or 1,030 ft)
Websiteville-chaumont.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The city stands on the river Marne and is situated on the railway linking Paris and Basel, which runs over a 52 m (171 ft) tall and 600 m (2,000 ft) long viaduct built in 1856.

Chaumont (Haute-Marne) vieille ville

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HistoryEdit

 
Town hall

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.

PeopleEdit

Lucien Lantier, painter, briefly stayed here in 1918 during the birth of his son.

Twin townsEdit

Chaumont is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.owassoisms.com/owasso-welcomes-students-chaumont-france/

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