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RégionHaute-Normandie (Upper Normandy)
DépartementEure
Cantonseat of this place
4 cantons
Postal Code27000
INSEE Code27229
Habitants Ébroicien sing.
Ébroiciens pl.
Population 51,198(1999)
Altitude lowest: 58 m
highest: 146 m
Intercommunalité (2004) Communauté d'agglomération
d'Évreux
Area 26.45 km²
Density 1,935.65/km²
Website: www.evreux/fr (http://www.evreux.fr)

Évreux is a commune of Normandy, France, in the Eure département, of which it is the préfecture (capital). This city name originates from the gallic tribe of Eburovices (lit. Those which overcome by the yew?) (from Gaulish eburo-) The city is near the Iton river.

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History

During the Ancien Régime, it was the seat of the county of Évreux and the bishopric of Évreux.

The city was heavily damaged during the Second World War, and most of its center was rebuilt.

Sites of interest

There are remains of some monuments dating back to the Middle Ages.

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External link

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