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Coat of arms of Troyes
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Aube
Arrondissement Troyes
Intercommunality Troyes
Area1 13.20 km2 (5.10 sq mi)
Population (2008) 61,544
 • Density 4,662.4/km2 (12,076/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 10387 /10000
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Troyes is a commune of France. It is the capital city of the Aube department in north-central France. It is on the Seine river about 150 km (93 mi) southeast of Paris. It was briefly the capital of France in the early 15th century.

The name troy weight for gold derives from the standard of measurement which developed in Troyes.


Troyes has existed since Roman times. It was the capital of the Counts of Champagne.

The first Lord of Troyes was Gwain de Nantouillet in 884.

In 1417, the Duke of Burgandy and Isabeau of Bavaria, wife of Charles VI of France, planned to establish the capital of France at Troyes. This included a court, council, and parliament with comptroller's offices.

In 1419-1425, during the Hundred Years' War, Troyes was the center of the royal government.


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