For the Aumale meteorite of 1865, see Meteorite falls. For Aumale, Algeria, see Sour El-Ghozlane.

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Coordinates: 49°46′17″N 1°45′11″E / 49.7714°N 1.7531°E / 49.7714; 1.7531Coordinates: 49°46′17″N 1°45′11″E / 49.7714°N 1.7531°E / 49.7714; 1.7531
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Dieppe
Canton Aumale
Intercommunality Canton d'Aumale
  Mayor (2008–2014) Virginie Lucot-Avril
Area1 9.06 km2 (3.50 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,544
  Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76035 / 76390
Elevation 106–212 m (348–696 ft)
(avg. 130 m or 430 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Aumale, formerly known as Albemarle,[1] is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in north-western France. It lies on the Bresle.


The town's Latin name was Alba Maria. It was raised by William the Bastard into a county, which was held by the houses of Castile, Dammartin, Harcourt, and Lorraine. In 1547, it was raised to the status of a duchy for Francis of Lorraine. It passed to the house of Savoy, from whom Louis XIV purchased the title in 1675 in order to bestow it upon one of his bastards as an apanage. In 1769, it passed to the house of Orleans.[1] The British earls of Albemarle, meanwhile, also derive their name from the area.[1]


A village of farming and associated light industry, situated in the valley of the Bresle River of the Norman Pays de Bray in Normandy on the border with Picardie. It is around 34 miles (55 km) southeast of Dieppe at the junction of the D 916, D 920, D 929 and D 49 roads. The A29 autoroute (Saint-Quentin-Beuzeville) passes through the commune’s northern sector. SNCF, the French railway has a TER station here, on the BeauvaisLe Tréport-Mers line.


The arms of Aumale are blazoned :
Argent, on a fess azure, 3 fleurs de lys Or.


Historical population of Aumale
From the year 1962 on: No double countingresidents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

Twin towns

See also


  1. 1 2 3 " Baynes, T.S., ed. (1878). "Aumale". Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (9th ed.). p. 85.


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