Location of Eure in France
|Coordinates: 49°5′N 1°0′E / 49.083°N 1.000°ECoordinates: 49°5′N 1°0′E / 49.083°N 1.000°E|
|• President of the General Council||Jean-Louis Destans (PS)|
|• Total||6,040 km2 (2,330 sq mi)|
|• Density||99/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
In the wake of Louis-Napoléons December coup of 1851, Eure was one of the departments placed under a state of emergency in order to avert resistance to the post-republican régime. In the event fewer than 100 government opponents in Eure were arrested.
The department is a largely wooded plateau intersected by the valleys of the Seine River and its tributaries.
The altitude varies from sea level in the north to 248 metres above it in the south.
The President of the General Council is Jean-Louis Destans of the Socialist Party.
|Union for a Popular Movement||11|
|•||French Communist Party||4|
|•||Left Radical Party||2|
The Château of Buisson de May was built by the royal architect Jacques Denis Antoine from 1781 to 1783.
- Cantons of the Eure department
- Communes of the Eure department
- Arrondissements of the Eure department
- Château d'Harcourt
- Château de Gisors
- (French) General Council website
- (French) Prefecture website
- (French) Village Arnières sur Iton website
- (English) Giverny Vernon : In the Heart of Impressionism
- (English) Château du Buisson de May
Sources and further reading
- Jacques Olivier Boudon, Les Bonaparte : regards sur la France impériale. La Documentation photographique, dossier 8073, janvier-février 2010, p. 11 (carte de Gilles Pécout)