Chaumont, Haute-Marne

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Chaumont
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Coat of arms of Chaumont
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Chaumont is located in France
Chaumont
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Country France
Region Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine
Department Haute-Marne
Arrondissement Chaumont
Intercommunality Agglomération de Chaumont 31987 hab.
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christine Guillemy ([[.]])
Area1 55.26 km2 (21.34 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)2 23,011
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 52121 / 52000
Elevation 247–416 m (810–1,365 ft)
(avg. 314 m or 1,030 ft)
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.

Chaumont (IPA: [ʃomɔ̃]) is a commune of France, and the capital (or préfecture) of the Haute-Marne department. As of 2013, it has a population of 23,011.

The city stands on the Marne River and is situated on the railway linking Paris and Basel, which runs over a 52 m tall and 600 m long viaduct built in 1856.

File:Chaumont (Haute-Marne) vieille ville.jpg
Chaumont (Haute-Marne) vieille ville


History

Historically the seat of the Counts of Bassigny and later of Champagne, Chaumont was the venue of an offensive treaty against Napoleon I signed by the United Kingdom, Austria, Prussia, and Russia in 1814. Chaumont was bombed in 1940 and 1944 during World War II. From 1951 to 1967, the United States Air Force under NATO operated the Chaumont-Semoutiers Air Base on the outskirts of the city.


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