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Le Havre

Le Havre Vue Plage 14 07 2005.jpg
Le Havre in mid-2005
Coat of arms of Le Havre
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Le Havre-1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Intercommunality CA havraise
Mayor Édouard Philippe (DVD)
(since 2020)
Land area1 46.95 km2 (18.13 sq mi)
Population2 175,497  (2010)
 - Ranking 13th in France
 - Density 3,738/km2 (9,680/sq mi)
Urban area 194.9 km2 (75.3 sq mi) (2009)
 - Population 242,474[1] (2009)
Metro area 678.4 km2 (261.9 sq mi) (2009)
 - Population 293,361[2] (2009)
Time zone CET (UTC +1)
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.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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.

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 located in the city.