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Aube(ōb), department (1990 pop. 289,400), NE France, in Champagne. TroyesTroyes
, city (1990 pop. 60,755), capital of Aube dept., NE France, on the Seine River. It is an industrial town. Hosiery is the main product. Troyes became an episcopal see in the 4th cent. and the capital of Champagne in the 11th cent.
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a department in France, in the Seine River basin. Area, 6,000 sq km. Population, 277,000 (1971). Its capital is the city of Troyes. The local economy is based on industry, primarily the manufacture of cotton and knitted fabrics. In 1968 industry employed 40 percent of Aube’s work force. Agriculture in Aube is not specialized; it includes grain farming, viticulture, and stock raising.
a river in France, a right tributary of the Seine. The Aube measures 225 km long and drains an area of 4,500 sq km. Its source is in the Plateau de Langres. The Aube flows within the Paris Basin. It is fed mainly by rain; there are freshets in the winter. The lower course is navigable. The cities of Dolancourt and Lesmont are situated on the Aube.