Aube

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Aube
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Coat of Arms of Aube


Details
Information
Number10
RegionChampagne-Ardenne
PrefectureTroyes
SubprefecturesBar-sur-Aube
Nogent-sur-Seine
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 74th


292,131


49 /km²
Area6,004 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons33
Communes433
President of the
general council
Philippe Adnot
Location
Location of Aube in France

Aube is a département in the northeastern part of France named after the Aube River.

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History

Aube was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Champagne.

Geography

The department is part of the current region of Champagne-Ardenne. It is surrounded by the departments of Marne, Haute-Marne, Côte-d'Or, Yonne, and Seine-et-Marne.

The geography, with its chalky soil and undulating plain, is well adapted to wine-growing, particulary the champagne that takes its name from the region.

Culture

Clairvaux Abbey is located 15 km from Bar-sur-Aube. A cheese is named after the village of Chaource.

Miscellaneous topics

List of the communes of the Aube département

External links

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