1. 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.
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6. Le Havre belongs to the Paris Basin which was formed in the Mesozoic period.
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7. Study by Aphekom comparing ten large French cities showed that Le Havre is the least polluted urban commune of France.
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8. Le Havre is the third best city in France with more than 100,000 inhabitants for air quality.
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10. Le Havre is one of two sub-prefectures of Seine-Maritime and the second largest subprefecture in France after Reims.
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15. Finally, Le Havre is the godmother city for BPC Mistral.
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17. The population of the commune of Le Havre was 191,000 inhabitants in 1999 which placed the city at 12th place among the most populated cities in France and in the first place in Normandy.
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18. The University of Le Havre is a research centre with nine laboratories.
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28. Le Havre appears in several literary works as a point of departure to America: in the 18th century, Father Prevost embarked Manon Lescaut and Des Grieux for French Louisiana.
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29. Under the name Port de Brume Le Havre is the setting for three other novels by this author: Cerfs-volants, L'Aventure de Noel (The Adventure at Christmas), and La Queue a la pegre (Queue to the underworld).
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30. The meeting between Tintin and General Alcazar in Les Sept Boules de cristal (1948) is in Le Havre, according to notes by Herge in the margins of Le Soir, the first publisher of this adventure.
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