Commune of Évreux
|Canton||Chief town of 4 cantons|
|Elevation||58 m–146 m|
(avg. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. France is divided into 26 regions or régions (in French of which 21 are in continental Metropolitan France, one is the island of Corsica, Haute-Normandie ( Upper Normandy) is one of the 26 regions of France. In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division Eure is a department in the north of France named after the Eure River. A prefecture ( préfecture) in France can refer to: the Chef-lieu de département, the town in which the administration of a ''département'' The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. The arrondissement of Évreux is an arrondissement of France located in the Eure département, in the Haute-Normandie The cantons of France are territorial subdivisions of the French Republic's 341 arrondissements and 100 departments. The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. The Agglomeration community of Évreux (communauté d'agglomération d'Évreux is located in the Eure department. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. 92 m)
|Land area¹||26. 45 km²|
|- Density||1,936/km² (1999)|
|INSEE/Postal code||27229/ 27000|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0. As of January 1, 2008, 64473140 people live in the French Republic. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume The INSEE code is a numerical indexing code used by the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE to identify various entities including communes Postal codes were introduced in France in 1972, when La Poste introduced automated sorting. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. An estuary is a semi-enclosed Coastal body of Water with one or more Rivers or Streams flowing into it and with a free connection to the open|
|2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) only counted once. C D E|
Évreux is a town and commune of Normandy, northern France, in the Eure département, of which it is the préfecture (capital). The following is a list of the 675 communes of the Eure département in France. Normandy (Normandie Norman: Normaundie) is a geographical region corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Eure is a department in the north of France named after the Eure River. In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division A prefecture ( préfecture) in France can refer to: the Chef-lieu de département, the town in which the administration of a ''département''
Its inhabitants are called the Ébroïcienne(s) (fem. ) and Ébroïciens (mas. ).
The city is on the Iton river. The Iton is a river in Normandy, France, left tributary of the Eure River.
In Late Antiquity, the town, attested in the fourth century CE, was named Mediolanum Aulercorum, "the central town of the Aulerci", the Gallic tribe that then inhabited the area. Late Antiquity (c 300-600 is a Periodization used by historians to describe the transitional centuries from Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages, in Mediolanum Aulercorum was a Roman town of Northern Gaul, attested in the 4th century AD. Aulerci is a generic name for some of the Celtic peoples of ancient Gaul, which included several Celtic tribes Mediolanum was a small regional center of Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis. Gallia Lugdunensis was a province of the Roman Empire in what is now the modern country of France, part of the Celtic nation of Gaul
Supposedly, a ghost named "Gobelin" haunted Évreux in the twelfth century. The Eburovices, or Eburovici, were a Gallic tribe a branch of the Aulerci. Gaul (Gallia was the Roman name for the region of Western Europe comprising present day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western This gave way to the formation of the modern English word "Goblin" (for which the French is "Gobelin"). 
The first known members of the family of the counts of Évreux descended from an illegitimate son of Richard I, duke of Normandy; the comtes d'Évreux became extinct in the male line with the death of Count William in 1118. Évreux is a commune in Haute-Normandie in northern France in the Eure department, of which it is the capital Richard I of Normandy (born 28 August 933, in Fécamp Normandy, France died November 20, 996, in Fécamp Duke of Normandy is a Title held or claimed by various Norman, French, English and British rulers from the 10th century until the
The countship passed in right of Agnes, William's sister, wife of Simon de Montfort|Simon de Montfort-l'Amaury (d. Simon I de Montfort born about 1025 in Montfort l'Amaury, Ile de France, France and died 1087. 1087) to the house of the lords of Montfort-l'Amaury. Montfort-l'Amaury is a commune in the Yvelines department in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. Amaury III of Montfort ceded it in 1200 to King Philip Augustus. Amaury III de Montfort (died 1137 was seigneur de Montfort l'Amaury from 1101 to 1137 and comte d'Évreux from 1118 to 1137 Philip II Augustus (Philippe Auguste ( 21 August[[ 165]] &ndash 14 July 1223) was the King of France from 1180 until his death Philip the Fair presented it (1307) to his brother Louis d'Évreux, for whose benefit Philip the Long raised the countship of Évreux into a peerage of France (1317). Louis of France Count d'Évreux (May 3 1276 &ndash May 19, 1319, Paris) was the third son of King Philip III the Bold with his second wife Philip V (1292/93 &ndash 3 January 1322) called the Tall (le Long was King of France and Navarre (as Philip II) and Peerage of France (Pairie de France was a distinction within the French nobility which appeared in the Middle Ages.
Philip d'Évreux, son of Louis, became king of Navarre by his marriage with Jeanne, daughter of Louis the Headstrong, and their son Charles the Bad and their grandson Charles the Noble were also kings of Navarre. Philip III ( 27 March 1306 &ndash 16 September 1343) Count of Évreux (1319 &ndash 1343 and King of Navarre (1328 &ndash This is a list of the kings of Pamplona ( Iruña in Basque), later Navarre. Joan II of Navarre ( January 28, 1312 &ndash October 6, 1349) was Queen of Navarre 1328&ndash1349 Louis X (October 1289 – 5 June 1316) called the Quarreller, the Headstrong, or the Stubborn (le Hutin el Obstinado was the Charles II ( October 10[[ 332]] Évreux, &ndash January 1, 1387, Pamplona) called "Charles the Bad" was Charles III (1361 Nantes &ndash 8 September 1425, Olite) called the Noble, was King of Navarre from 1387 to his death The latter ceded his countships of Évreux, Champagne and Brie to King Charles VI of France in 1404. Champagne is a historic province in the northeast of France, best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region's name Charles VI (3 December 1368 &ndash 21 October 1422 called the Well-loved (le Bien-Aimé and the Mad (French le Fol or le Fou) was the
In 1427 the countship of Évreux was bestowed by King Charles VII on Sir John Stuart of Darnley (c. Charles VII (22 February 1403 – 22 July 1461 called the Victorious (le Victorieux or the Well-Served (le Bien-Servi was King of France from 1422 John Stuart may refer to John Stuart 4th Earl of Atholl (d 1579 John Stuart 3rd Earl of Bute (1713–1792 Prime Minister of Great Darnley is an area in south-west Glasgow, Scotland located on the A727 just west of Arden. 1365-1429), the commander of his Scottish bodyguard, who in 1423 had received the seigniory of Aubigny and in February 1427/8 was granted the right to quarter the royal arms of France for his victories over the English. Aubigny is the name of several communes in France: Aubigny Allier, in the Allier département
On Stuart's death (before Orléans during an attack on an English convoy) the countship reverted to the crown. It was again temporarily alienated (1569-1584) as an appanage for François, Duke of Anjou, and in 1651 was finally handed over to Frédéric Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, duc de Bouillon, in exchange for the principality of Sedan. Hercule François Duke of Anjou and Alençon, often simply referred to as "the Duke of Alençon" ( March 18, 1555 &ndash June 19 Frédéric Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, duc de Bouillon ( October 22 1605 &ndash August 9 1652) was prince of the independent
It was heavily damaged during the Second World War, and most of its center was rebuilt. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The nearby Évreux-Fauville Air Base was used by the US Air Force until 1967, and since then by the French Air Force. Evreux-Fauville Air Base ( Base aérienne 105 Évreux or BA 105) is a French Air Force base located east of the town of Évreux in The French Air Force ( French: Armée de l'Air (ALA literally Air Army) is the Air force of the French Armed Forces.
Évreux Cathedral has been the seat of the bishops of Évreux since its traditional founder, Saint Taurin of Évreux, most probably working between 375 and 425; Bishop Maurusius was present at the Council of Orléans in 511. Saint Taurinus of Évreux (d ca 410 also known as Saint Taurin, is venerated as a Saint by the Catholic Church. Évreux Cathedral ( Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Évreux) is a Roman Catholic cathedral and national monument of France, in Évreux, Normandy Saint Taurinus of Évreux (d ca 410 also known as Saint Taurin, is venerated as a Saint by the Catholic Church. The earliest parts of the present building, which is mostly Gothic, date from the eleventh century. See also Gothic art Gothic architecture is a style of Architecture which flourished during the high and late medieval period. The west facade and its two towers are mostly from the late Renaissance; the octagonal central tower dates from the late fifteenth century. The Renaissance (from French Renaissance, meaning "rebirth" Italian: Rinascimento, from re- "again" and nascere Of especial note are the Lady chapel and its stained glass, the rose windows in the transepts and the carved wooden screens of the side chapels. A Lady chapel is a traditional English term for a Chapel inside a Cathedral or large church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. For the Blackford Oakes novel see Stained Glass (novel The term stained glass refers either to the material of coloured Glass or to the art A Rose window (or Catherine window) is often used as a generic term applied to a circular Window, but is especially used for those found in churches Full descriptions of the elements of a Gothic floorplan are found at the entry Cathedral diagram.
The church of the former abbey of St-Taurin is in part Romanesque. Regional characteristics of Romanesque architecture|Romanesque art Romanesque architecture is the term that is used to describe the architecture of Middle Ages Europe which It has a choir of the 14th century and other portions of later date, and contains the thirteenth century shrine of Saint Taurin.
The episcopal palace, a building of the fifteenth century, adjoins the south side of the cathedral.
The belfry facing the hôtel de ville also dates from the fifteenth century.
Évreux is situated in the pleasant valley of the Iton, arms of which traverse the town; on the south, the ground slopes up toward the public gardens and the railway station. The Iton is a river in Normandy, France, left tributary of the Eure River. It is the seat of a bishop, and its cathedral is one of the largest and finest in France. A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight
At Le Vieil-Évreux (lit. Le Vieil-Évreux is a commune in the Eure department in Haute-Normandie in northern France. old Évreux), the Roman Gisacum, 3½ miles southeast of the town, the remains of a Roman theatre, a palace, baths and an aqueduct have been discovered, as well as various relics, notably the bronze of Jupiter Stator, which are now deposited in the museum of Évreux. Gisacum was a Gallo-Roman religious sanctuary near the settlement of Mediolanum Aulercorum ( Évreux) in the territory of the Eburovices in In Roman mythology, Jupiter was the king of the gods and the god of Sky and Thunder.
The train station Évreux-Embranchement is on the railway line from Gare Saint-Lazare to Cherbourg, it is served by regular Intercity and regional rail services to both Paris and Basse-Normandie. Évreux Embranchement is the train station for the town of Évreux, Eure, France. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Basse-Normandie ('Lower Normandy' is an administrative region of France. There used to be two stations in Évreux, only one of which remains open to this day. The second station (Évreux-Nord) served the line from Évreux to Rouen. Rouen (ʁwɑ̃ in French) is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on the River Seine, and currently the capital