Eure

History

The department was creates with the French Revolution, on March 4, 1790 pursuant to the law of December 22, 1789, starting from part of the province of Normandy.

The department was initially divided in six districts (Evreux, Andelys, Bernay, Louviers, Pont-Audemer and Verneuil) in 1790 then in five districts from 1800: Evreux, Bernay, Andelys, Louviers and Pont-Audemer. The two last were remove in 1926, that of Pont-Audemer being attaches has Bernay and that of Louviers divides between Andelys and Evreux.

After the coup d'etat of December 2, 1851 of Napoleon III, the Eure belongs to the departments places in state of siege in order to avoid has any massive rising. Less than one hundred opponents are stopped.

Geography

The Eure belongs to the High-Normandy area. It is bordering on the departments of the Seine-Maritime, Oise, the Val-d'Oise, Yvelines, Eure-et-Loir, the Flowering ash and the Apple-brandy.

Notable cities: Evreux, Vernon, Louviers, Bernay, Andelys, Pont-Audemer, Gisors, Gaillon, Aubevoye, Verneuil-sur-Avre, Valley-of-Reuil.

103 communes, out of the 675 which account the department, have starting a name with Saint or Holy. 98% of the communes (except for 14 out of 675) belong to a intercommunalite.

Source: wikipedia.

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