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Chaumont Hôtel de Ville.jpg
Chaumont town hall
Coat of arms of Chaumont
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haute-Marne
Arrondissement Chaumont
Canton Chief town of 3 cantons
Intercommunality Pays chaumontais
Mayor Christine Guillemy
Elevation 247–416 m (810–1,365 ft)
(avg. 332 m or 1,089 ft*)
Land area1 55.3 km2 (21.4 sq mi)
Population2 22,560  (2013)
 - Density 408/km2 (1,060/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 52121/ 52000
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.

Coordinates: 48°06′42″N 5°08′20″E / 48.1116666667°N 5.13888888889°E / 48.1116666667; 5.13888888889

Chaumont is a commune of France, and the capital (or prefecture) of the Haute-Marne department in the Grand Est region.


The city of Chaumont is on the Langres plateau on the geographical centre of the Haute-Marne department in northeast France. It is along the Marne (river) river.

It has an area of 55.3 km2 (21.4 sq mi). Its average altitude is 332 m (1,089 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 290 m (950 ft).

Chaumont and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Chaumont

The commune of Chaumont is surrounded by the communes Condes, Treix, Chamarandes-Choignes, Laville-aux-Bois, Biesles, Verbiesles, Neuilly-sur-Suize, Richebourg, Semoutiers-Montsaon, Villiers-le-Sec and Jonchery.

Two rivers flow through the city: the Suize to the west and the Marne to the east.


The city of Chaumont has a population, in 2013, of 22,560; its population density is of 408 inhabitants/km2.

The inhabitants of Chaumont are known, in French, as Chaumontais (women: Chaumontaises).

Twin cities

Chaumont is twinned with:

  • United Kingdom Ashton-under-Lyne, England, since 1956
  • Italy Ivrée, Italy, since 1983
  • Germany Bad Nauheim, Germany, since 1992
  • Belgium Oostkamp, Belgium, since 2004]


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