Upper Normandy

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Upper Normandy
Ĥâote-Normaundie (Norman)
Haute-Normandie (French)
Region o Fraunce

Flag
Kintra Banner o Fraunce Fraunce
Prefectur Rouen
Depairtments
Government
 • Preses Alain Le Vern (PS)
Area
 • Total 12,317 km2 (4,756 sq mi)
Population (2007-01-01)
 • Total 1,915,000
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
NUTS Region FR2
Website region-haute-normandie.com

Upper Normandy (French: Haute-Normandie, IPA: [ot nɔʁmɑ̃di]; Norman: Ĥâote-Normaundie) is ane o the 27 regions o Fraunce. It wis creatit in 1984 frae twa départements: Seine-Maritime an Eure, when Normandy wis dividit intae Lawer Normandy an Upper Normandy. This diveesion continues tae provoke controversy, an some continue tae caw for reunitin the twa regions. Housomeivver, the name Upper Normandy existit prior tae 1956 an referred bi tradition tae territories currently includit athin the admeenistrative region: the Pays de Caux, the Pays de Bray (no that o Picardy), the Roumois, the Campagne o Le Neubourg, the Plaine de Saint André an the Norman Vexin. The day, maist the Pays d'Auge, as well as a sma portion o the Pays d'Ouche, are locatit in Lawer Normandy.

Rouen is the regional caipital, historically important wi mony fine kirks an biggins, includin the tawest cathedral touer in Fraunce. The region's lairgest ceety, in terms o metropolitan population, is Le Havre. Its economy is centered aroond agricultur, industry, petrochemicals an tourism.

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Coordinates: 49°30′N 1°00′E / 49.500°N 1.000°E / 49.500; 1.000