Aumale

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For the Aumale meteorite of 1865, see Meteorite falls. For Aumale, Algeria, see Sour El-Ghozlane.
Aumale
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Aumale is located in France
Aumale
Aumale
Coordinates: 49°46′17″N 1°45′11″E / 49.7714°N 1.7531°E / 49.7714; 1.7531Coordinates: 49°46′17″N 1°45′11″E / 49.7714°N 1.7531°E / 49.7714; 1.7531
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Dieppe
Canton Aumale
Intercommunality Canton d'Aumale
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Virginie Lucot-Avril
Area1 9.06 km2 (3.50 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,544
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76035 / 76390
Elevation 106–212 m (348–696 ft)
(avg. 130 m or 430 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Aumale, formerly known as Albemarle,[1] is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in north-western France. It lies on the Bresle.

History[edit]

The town's Latin name was Alba Maria. It was raised by William the Bastard into a county, which was held by the houses of Castile, Dammartin, Harcourt, and Lorraine. In 1547, it was raised to the status of a duchy for Francis of Lorraine. It passed to the house of Savoy, from whom Louis XIV purchased the title in 1675 in order to bestow it upon one of his bastards as an apanage. In 1769, it passed to the house of Orleans.[1] The British earls of Albemarle, meanwhile, also derive their name from the area.[1]

Geography[edit]

A village of farming and associated light industry, situated in the valley of the Bresle River of the Norman Pays de Bray in Normandy on the border with Picardie. It is around 34 miles (55 km) southeast of Dieppe at the junction of the D 916, D 920, D 929 and D 49 roads. The A29 autoroute (Saint-Quentin-Beuzeville) passes through the commune’s northern sector. SNCF, the French railway has a TER station here, on the BeauvaisLe Tréport-Mers line.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Aumale
The arms of Aumale are blazoned :
Argent, on a fess azure, 3 fleurs de lys Or.



Population[edit]

Historical population of Aumale
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 2716 2833 2825 2876 2690 2577 2544
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Pierre & St.Paul, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The sixteenth-century Hôtel de ville (town hall).
  • A seventeenth-century Hospital.
  • The chapel of Notre-Dame du Cardonnoy, from the thirteenth century.
  • The seventeenth-century château du Bois Robin
  • The tower and buildings of the 16th-century abbey.

Twin towns[edit]

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