Troyes facts for kids
|Mayor||François Baroin (UMP)
|Elevation||118 m (387 ft) avg.|
|Land area1||13.20 km2 (5.10 sq mi)|
|- Density||4,662/km2 (12,070/sq mi)|
|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.|
|2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
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.
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.
- 878 – Louis the Stammerer is crowned King of France by Pope John VIII
- 1262 – Pope Urban IV begins construction of church in honor of St Urban.
- 1285 – Philip the Fair confirms traditional privileges of the city
- 1420 – Treaty of Troyes
- 1429 – Joan of Arc and the Dauphin of France enter the city.
- 1524 – Fire destroyed much of the medieval city
Images for kids
Troyes altarpiece (detail) Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Troyes Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.