Le Havre

commune in Seine-Maritime, France

Le Havre is a city in Normandy. It is one of the most important ports in France. It is located on the right bank of the Seine river along the English Channel.

Le Havre
Le Havre in mid-2005
Le Havre in mid-2005
Coat of arms of Le Havre
Location of Le Havre
Le Havre is located in France
Le Havre
Le Havre
Le Havre is located in Normandy
Le Havre
Le Havre
Coordinates: 49°29′N 0°06′E / 49.49°N 0.10°E / 49.49; 0.10
ArrondissementLe Havre
CantonLe Havre-1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
IntercommunalityCA havraise
 • Mayor (since 2020) Édouard Philippe (DVD)
46.95 km2 (18.13 sq mi)
 • Urban
194.9 km2 (75.3 sq mi)
 • Metro
678.4 km2 (261.9 sq mi)
 • Rank13th in France
 • Density3,700/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76351 /76600, 76610, 76620
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The city and port were founded by the King Francis I of France in 1517.

The city was bombed during World War II. The damaged area was rebuilt by Auguste Perret from 1945 to 1964.[3] This section was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The École de management de Normandie is in the city.

References change

  1. INSEE 2010 Urban Area (76701) (in French)
  2. INSEE 2010 Metro Area (032) (in French)
  3. "Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret". UNESCO. Retrieved 9 May 2017.