Chaumont, Haute-Marne

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
 (2017-01-01)[1]
21,945
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/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

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.

SportEdit

The Chaumont Volley-Ball 52, is a volleyball club playing in Pro A (volleyball), created in 1996. The club became champion of France in Ligue A during the 2016–2017 season. She twice finished second in 2017-2018 and 2018–2019 seasons. On April 2, 2017, for the first time in its history, the CVB52 became a finalist in the 2016–17 CEV Challenge Cup. On October 7, 2017 in Mulhouse, the CVB52HM won a second title by becoming champion of the French Supercup. The club also participated in the CEV Champions League and CEV Cup.

The Chaumont FC, is a football club, created in 1957. Which spent 16 seasons in the second division (Ligue 2) under the name of E.C.A.C. She finished second in the 1971 season.

ECAC Rugby Chaumont, created in 1968. Playing in the 1st Grand-Est Series for the 2018–2019 season. The club finished second in the Burgundy Championship 2nd series 2018 and second in the Grand-Est Championship 2nd series 2019.

The Chaumont Handball 52 or ECAC Chaumont Handball, created in 1963. Playing in the National 2 women's season since 2018–2019.

ECAC Basket Chaumont, created in 1946. Playing in Regional Championship 2.

The Phénix de Chaumont, is an American football club playing in the Grand-Est Regional Challenge, finalist of the 2018 Grand-Est Regional Challenge championship.

La Chaumontaise Gymnastique, is a gymnastics club founded in 1883 under the name of "Gymnastics and Shooting Society"; it is also the oldest association in the town of Chaumont.

The Tomb Raiders of Chaumont, is a Roller in-line hockey and hockey club.

The Vélo Club Chaumontais is a cycling club created in 1923. The association is one of the oldest in the city.

Twin townsEdit

Chaumont is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

 
Chaumont viaduct

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.owassoisms.com/owasso-welcomes-students-chaumont-france/

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