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Rouen, France

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Where is Rouen, France? 

Rouen is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on the River Seine, and currently the capital of the Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy) région. Once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, Rouen was the seat of the Exchequer of Normandy in the Middle Ages. It was one of the capitals of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, which ruled both England and large parts of modern France from the 11th century to the 15th century. It was in Rouen where Joan of Arc was burnt in 1431. People from Rouen are called Rouennais.

The population of the metropolitan area (in French: aire urbaine) at the 1999 census was 518,316 inhabitants and 541,410 inhabitants at the 2007 estimate. The city proper has an estimated population of 109,000 in 2007.wikipedia



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Rouen, France

Rouen, France - ROUEN - Gare de la Rue Verte
Railway Station (1915)
Rouen, France

ROUEN - Gare de la Rue Verte
Railway Station (1915)
Rouen, France - ROUEN. - Le Quai de Paris (1917)
Rouen, France

ROUEN. - Le Quai de Paris (1917)
Rouen, France - Boieldieu Bridge (1950)
Rouen, France

Boieldieu Bridge (1950)

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1419 - January 19 - French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War

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1431 - May 30 - Hundred Years' War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.

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13th-16th Century - Cathédrale Notre-Dame established in Rouen

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1591 - August 19 - French king Henri IV occupies Rouen

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1615 - June 2 - First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.

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1940 - June 10 - German 5th Armour division occupies Rouen

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1942 - August 17 - US bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France

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