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Coat of arms
Location of Aube in France
Coordinates: 48°20′N 4°10′E / 48.333°N 4.167°E / 48.333; 4.167Coordinates: 48°20′N 4°10′E / 48.333°N 4.167°E / 48.333; 4.167
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Prefecture Troyes
Subprefectures Bar-sur-Aube
 – President of the General Council Philippe Adnot (DVD)
 – Total 6,004 km2 (2,318.2 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 – Total 292,131
 – Rank 75th
 – Density 48.7/km2 (126/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 10
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 33
Communes 433
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Aube (French pronunciation: [ob]) is a department in the northeastern part of France named after the Aube River. In 1995, its population was 293,100 inhabitants.



Aube is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 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.

After the allied victory over Napoleon at Waterloo the department was occupied by Russian troops between June 1815 and November 1818.

In 1911, following the revolt of the Champagne producers, a series of major riots erupted in Aube. Dozens of serious injuries resulted.

In 1919, by a new decree, Aube wine producers were authorized to produce champagne[1].

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 on 4 July 1938.[2]


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.


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.

Party seats
Union for a Popular Movement 15
Miscellaneous Right 11
Socialist Party 2
French Communist Party 2
MoDem 1
New Centre 1
The Greens 1


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

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  • Aube [2] — Aube (spr. ōb ), Departement im nordöstlichen Frankreich, nach dem Fluß Aube benannt, aus der Niederchampagne und Teilen von Burgund gebildet, grenzt im N. an das Depart. Marne, im O. an Obermarne, im S. an Côte d Or, im SW. an Yonne und im NW.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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