Haute-Marne


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Haute-Marne

(ōt-märn), department (1990 pop. 203,400), NE France, largely in ChampagneChampagne
, historic region and former province, NE France, consisting mainly of Aube, Marne, Haute-Marne, and Ardennes depts., which formed the modern administrative region of Champagne-Ardenne from 1972–2016, when it was merged, with Alsace and Lorraine, into the region
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. ChaumontChaumont
, town (1990 pop. 28,900), capital of Haute-Marne dept., NE France, in Champagne, at the confluence of the Marne and Saize rivers. It is a railroad and light industrial center. Iron is mined nearby. The Treaty of Chaumont, signed on Mar.
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 is the capital.
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Haute-Marne

 

a department in eastern Champagne, northeastern France. Area, 6,300 sq km. Population, 218,000 (1973). Administrative center, Chaumont. Cattle, sheep, swine, and Ardennes horses are raised; the agricultural products are grains, fodder crops, and fruit. Lumbering and machine construction are the main industries.

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Haute-Marne

a department of NE France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Chaumont. Pop.: 190 983 (2003 est.). Area: 6257 sq. km (2440 sq. miles)
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