Le Havre

Country France

Le Havre Info

Country: France
Region: Upper Normandy
Department of Seine-Maritime
Area: 46.94 km ²
Population (1990)
• Number: 195 854
• Density: 4172 persons / km ²

Postal Code: 76620
INSEE Code: 76351

Le Havre (fr. Le Havre) – a town in France, in the region of Upper Normandy, Seine-Maritime.

According to the data for the year 1990 the municipality inhabited by 195 854 persons and a population density was 4,172 persons / km ² (among 1,421 municipalities of Upper Normandy, Le Havre ranks No. 1 in terms of population, but in terms of surface area on site 2.)

Le Havre is an industrial city. There is a biggest port in France (five largest in Europe), and one of several major French refineries – Raffinerie de Normandie (Total – Elf). In 1984, he was here with an international university, where students take science from around the world. Their number is about 7000th

Architecture and reconstruction

Due to the massive destruction during World War II in the city, in principle, there are no monuments prior to the conflict (except Notre Dame on rue de Paris). Postwar buildings is the model example of the modernist city built from scratch after nearly total destruction. The city was almost built anew in the years 1946-1954, mainly thanks to the vision of Auguste Perret, the French architect known as the father of reinforced concrete. Le Havre Centre (also called center-ville reconstruit), as an example of postwar reconstruction, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005 (for similar reasons on the list that went before the Warsaw Old Town). The most interesting objects (in addition to the planning system) is the church of Saint-Joseph, the town hall and market hall. Moreover, in later years, a team of modernist architecture in the city has been supplemented by so-called. Volcano (1961) – the work of Oscar Niemeyer (are there such as cinema, theater and other cultural institutions) and the modernist church. Michael (1965) by Henri Colboc’a.

Places in the area worth visiting Le Havre

  • Benedictine Palais in Fecamp – production of one of the best liqueurs in France and the museum
  • Pont de Normandie (2.8 km in length) – one of the most impressive bridges in Europe. Near the mouth of the Seine
  • Etretat – a wonderful seaside resort with the highest cliffs of northern France and the Casino


Terminal ferry connections with Britain. Supported combination of Le Havre – Portsmouth by LDLines. The town has a railway station Gare de Le Havre. It is interesting urban funicular (funikular) technology operating in VAL (Vehicule Automatique Leger – Light rail vehicle running on tires), and being a component of urban transport system.

Twin Cities

  • China Dalian, PRC
  • Congo Pointe-Noire, Congo
  • Russia St. Petersburg, Russia
  • England Southampton, England
  • United States Tampa, USA

Famous people born in Le Havre

  • Arthur Honegger – Swiss composer
  • Patrick Demarchelier – French photographer

Le Havre Weather

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