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Havre, Le

(lə ä`vrə), city (1990 pop. 195,932), Seine-Maritime dept., N France, in Normandy, at the mouth of the Seine River on the English Channel. It was founded in 1517 as Le Havre-de-Grâce by Francis I. Le Havre became a major seaport in the 19th cent. and is now the second-most-important port in France after Marseilles. It was a major port for transatlantic travel until the advent of widespread commercial air travel in the 1970s. Among the city's industries are oil refining and the manufacture of automobiles, cement, synthetic rubber, and fertilizers. During World War II the British bombed the city to prevent its use by the Germans for an invasion of England.

Le Havre

a port in N France, on the English Channel at the mouth of the River Seine: transatlantic trade; oil refining. Pop.: 190 905 (1999)
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Completely ravaged by bombing during the Second World War leaving behind very little, Le Havre has since been populated with architectural gems revered by experts.
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Le Havre president, Pierre Louve, claimed the Old Trafford club had offered Pogba's parents 100,000 Euros each and a house if the 16-year-old joined them.
In response to the wholly unfounded comments widely reported in the media of Le Havre AC President, Jean-Pierre Louvel, Manchester United wish to categorically confirm that as a matter of club policy and in accordance with the applicable football regulations, we do not offer inducements to the parents of players who sign for the club such as monetary payments or the purchase of houses," said United in a statement.
United said it will rigorously defend any complaint by Le Havre to Fifa, which last week banned Chelsea from signing any players until January 2011 for encouraging French striker Gael Kakuta to break his contract with Lens to join them.
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