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Le Havre (UK /ləˈhɑːvrə/; French pronunciation: [lə ʔɑvʁ] ) is an urban French commune and city in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region of northwestern France. It is situated on the right bank of the estuary of the river Seine on the Channel southwest of the Pays de Caux. Modern Le Havre remains deeply influenced by its employment and maritime traditions. Its port is the second largest in France, after that of Marseille, for total traffic, and the largest French container port. The name Le Havre means "the harbour" or "the port". Its inhabitants are known as Havrais or Havraises. Administratively the commune is located in the Upper Normandy region and, with Dieppe, is one of the two sub-prefectures of the Seine-Maritime department. Le Havre is the capital of the canton and since 1974 has been the see of the diocese of Le Havre. Le Havre is the most populous commune of Upper Normandy, although the total population of the greater Le Havre conurbation is smaller than that of Rouen. It is also the second largest subprefecture in France (after Reims). The city and port were founded by the King Francis I of France in 1517. Economic development in the Early modern period was hampered by religious wars, conflicts with the English, epidemics, and storms. It was from the end of the 18th century that Le Havre started growing and the port took off first with the slave trade then other international trade. After the 1944 bombings the firm of Auguste Perret began to rebuild the city in concrete. The oil, chemical, and automotive industries were dynamic during the Trente Glorieuses (postwar boom) but the 1970s marked the end of the golden age of ocean liners and the beginning of the economic crisis: the population declined, unemployment increased and remains at a high level today. Changes in years 1990–2000 were numerous. The right won the municipal elections and committed the city to the path of reconversion, seeking to develop the service sector and new industries (Aeronautics, Wind turbines). The Port 2000 project increased the container capacity to compete with ports of northern Europe, transformed the southern districts of the city, and ocean liners returned. In 2005 UNESCO inscribed the central city of Le Havre as a World Heritage Site. The André Malraux Modern Art Museum is the second of France for the number of impressionist paintings. The city has been awarded two flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.

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Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Le Havre, France. Le Havre is located at a short trip away from Cherbourg a major city in France. Add Cherbourg to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like La Cite De La Mer, Airborne Museum, La Maison Du Biscuit. A vacation to Le Havre can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Le Havre*

  • Pollution Statistics in Le Havre

    Know the pollution level of Le Havre before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.57 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Le Havre: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Le Havre for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Le Havre.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.67 (High)
  • Living in Le Havre - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 47.4 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 92.25 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.08 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Le Havre

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Le Havre

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 97.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 107.14 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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