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Rouen (population 110,000) is city in northern France, the préfecture (capital) of the Seine-Maritime département, situated on the Seine river.

Rouen is part of Agglomération de Rouen Haute-Normandie which gathers 34 towns and 391.375 inhabitants.

During the Hundred Years' War, on January 19, 1419, Rouen surrendered to Henry V of England which made Normandy a part of England. Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen on May 30, 1431.

On April 16, 1203 Philippe Auguste entered Rouen and definitively joined Normandy to the French kingdom in 1204.

Rouen is known for its cathedral, which was painted by Claude Monet.

Rouen is served by a light metro system.

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