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Le Havre
Le Havre in mid-2005
Le Havre in mid-2005
Coat of arms of Le Havre
Coat of arms
Le Havre is located in France
Le Havre
Le Havre
Location in France
Le Havre is located in Normandy
Le Havre
Le Havre
Location in Normandy
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Le Havre-1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Intercommunality CA havraise
46.95 km2 (18.13 sq mi)
 • Urban
194.9 km2 (75.3 sq mi)
 • Metro
678.4 km2 (261.9 sq mi)
 • Rank 13th in France
 • Density 3,738.0/km2 (9,681.3/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density 1,244.1/km2 (3,222.2/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density 432.43/km2 (1,119.99/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+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.

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. This section was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The École de management de Normandie is located in the city.

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