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Chaumont
Prefecture and commune
Le viaduc de Chaumont 1856.jpg
Coat of arms of Chaumont
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haute-Marne
Arrondissement Chaumont
Canton Chaumont-1, 2 and 3
Intercommunality Agglomération de Chaumont 31987 hab.
Area1 55.26 km2 (21.34 sq mi)
Population (2014) 22,674
 • Density 410.31/km2 (1,062.71/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Chaumontais
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 52121 /52000
Elevation 247–416 m (810–1,365 ft)
(avg. 314 m or 1,030 ft)
Website www.ville-chaumont.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography

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).

Distance from Chaumont to other cities
Paris Strasbourg Bordeaux Toulouse Montpellier Lyon Nantes Marseille
272 km (169 mi) 255 km (158 mi) 757 km (470 mi) 778 km (483 mi) 597 km (371 mi) 300 km (190 mi) 612 km (380 mi) 611 km (380 mi)
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.

Climate

The climate of Chaumont, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.

Population

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

The city of Chaumont has a population, in 2014, of 22,674; its population density is of 410 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Chaumont

Chaumont forms with Chamarandes-Choignes the urban area of Chaumont with a population of 23,716 inhabitants (2014) and an area of 74.1 km2 (28.6 sq mi). This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Chaumont, formed by 65 communes, with a population of 42,594 inhabitants (2014) and an area of 979.4 km2 (378.1 sq mi).

Administration

Chaumont is the prefecture of the Haute-Marne department, the capital of the arrondissement of Chaumont and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of three cantons:

  • Chaumont-1 formed by 6 communes and part of Chaumont, with 10,816 inhabitants (2014).
  • Chaumont-2 formed by 4 communes and part of Chaumont, with 8,534 inhabitants (2014).
  • Chaumont-3 formed by 5 communes and part of Chaumont, with 10,609 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Chaumont, du Bassin Nogentais et du Bassin de Bologne Vignory Froncles (French: Communauté d'agglomération de Chaumont, du Bassin Nogentais et du Bassin de Bologne Vignory Froncles).

Twinned and partner towns

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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