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Upper Normandy

Ĥâote-Normaundie (Norman)
Haute-Normandie (in French)
Banner o Upper Normandy
Kintra Fraunce
 • PresesAlain Le Vern (PS)
 • Total12317 km2 (4,756 sq mi)
 • Total1,915,000
 • Density160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
NUTS RegionFR2

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 tradeetion 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 centred aroond agricultur, industry, petrochemicals an tourism.

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Upper Normandy is twinned wi:

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