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Le Havre - Main sights, Miscellaneous

seine war world base

49°30N 0°06E, pop (2000e) 205 000. Commercial seaport in Seine-Maritime department, NW France; on the English Channel, on N side of R Seine estuary, 176 km/109 mi NW of Paris; naval base under Napoleon I; Allied base in World War 1; largely rebuilt since heavy damage in World War 2; chief French port for transatlantic passenger liners; ferry service to UK; machinery, cars; trade in tropical goods, oil (pipeline to Paris); mediaeval town of Harfleur to the E; Church of St Joseph.

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