Aube

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Aube is a department in the northeastern part of France named after the Aube River. In 1995, its population was 293,100 inhabitants.

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History

Aube is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Champagne.

The territory making up Aube was first attached to France in 843, following the Treaty of Verdun.

Aube is perhaps best known for the 1932 visit of the late Turkish president Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who signed a friendship treaty with France there.[citation needed]

Geography

The department is part of the current region of Champagne-Ardenne. It is surrounded by the departments of Marne, Haute-Marne, Côte-d'Or, Yonne, and Seine-et-Marne.

The geography, with its chalky soil and undulating plain, is well adapted to wine-growing, particularly the champagne that takes its name from the region.

Politics

Aube returns three Deputies to the National Assembly, all of whom are from the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), and two Senators: one UMP and one right-wing independent.

The President of the General Council is Miscellaneous Right Senator Philippe Adnot.

Culture

Clairvaux Abbey is located 15 km from Bar-sur-Aube. A cheese is named after the village of Chaource.

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