Eure

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Eure
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Coat of Arms of Eure
Information
Number27
RegionHaute-Normandie
PrefectureÉvreux
SubprefecturesLes Andelys
Bernay
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 44th


541,054


90 /km²
Area6,040 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons43
Communes675
President of the
general council
Jean-Louis Destans
Location
Location of  Eure in France

Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River.

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History

Eure was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Normandie.

Geography

Eure is part of the current region of Haute-Normandie and is surrounded by the departments of Seine-Maritime, Oise, Val-d'Oise, Yvelines, Eure-et-Loir, Orne, and Calvados.

The department is a largely wooded plateau cut by the valleys of the Seine River and its tributaries.

The altitude varies from sea level to 248 meters in the south.

Tourism

The Abbey of Bec and the Château Gaillard near Andelys are important tourist attractions.

External link

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