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Marne

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Marne is a region in France. Within it is the subregion of Champagne, known for its sparkling wines.

Marne
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Map of Marne
Information
Number51
RegionChampagne-Ardenne
PrefectureChâlons-en-Champagne
SubprefectureÉpernay
Reims
Sainte-Menehould
Vitry-le-François
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 38th


565,229


69 /km²
Area8,162 km²
Arrondissements5
Cantons44
Communes619
President of the
general council
René-Paul Savary
Location
Location of de la Marne in France

Marne is a département in northeastern France named after the Marne River, who's watershed is largely found in the department. The capital or Préfecture of the Marne is Châlons-en-Champagne (formerly known as Châlons-en-Marne). Regional capitals sous-préfectures are Epernay, Reims, Sainte-Menehould, and Vitry-le-François.

Marne was also the site of two battles. The first battle was the turning point of World War I, fought in 1914. The second battle was fought four years later, in 1918.

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History

Marne was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the province of Champagne.

Geography

Marne is part of the region of Champagne-Ardenne and is surrounded by the departments of Ardennes, Meuse, Haute-Marne, Aube, Seine-et-Marne, and Aisne.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Marnais.

Tourism

Reims, with its famous cathedral in which the kings of France were traditionally crowned, is a major attraction.

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