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Before the Seine River lies the city of Van, the capital of the region of Upper Normandy and the center of the Department of the Primorsky Seine. ×The Sena River flows through the city area, including the smaller Cuyahoga, Rebecca, and Ovette Rivers. In the old days, as now, seagoing ships were brought to the city port. The ancient city of Van is the capital city of the historic region of Normandy.

According to one version, the history of the city dates back to the Roman Conquest. During the reign of the Moerovingians, Milan was granted capital status. In all likelihood, Melon was the first bishop of the city. In the second half of the 9th century, power passed to the Normans, who took over the city as a result of the great invasion. In 876, Van became the capital of the German Empire. Not all representatives of the tribe lived on its territory. Some of them chose Könne for their own territory.

In 1204, the city of Normandy came under the rule of the French crown. John Bezemelny gave his lands to his closest cousin Philip Augustus. While under French rule, the city developed successfully. New buildings were being built in its streets. It was the site of the archdiocese. The city was considered the religious center of the northern part of the country. In the 19th century, the citys textile industry developed in its native land. During the Hundred Years War, the English invaded the city after a long siege. In 1430, Anne dArc, who had been captured by the English, was imprisoned in a tower and subsequently burned in the Old Market Square. The site was the site of a cathedral dedicated to Saint Joan of Arc at the end of World War II. The modern complex includes a church and an open market, the roof of which is similar in its outline to the carpet on which the male heroine died.

The modern town of Van is an industrial center that has developed textile industries. The river port, which harbors seagoing vessels, is operating successfully. The area is home to metallurgy and mechanical engineering, chemical, petroleum refining, and paper industries. Museums are open, in particular those of fine art, natural history, anthropology, ceramics and the maritime museum.

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  • Air quality: 41 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 110,000 people
  • GDP: $36,826 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 42 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Free
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: You can leave around 5-10 percent if you are very happy with your meal. This will be more than appreciated. Essentially tipping in France is more of a gesture, and less of an obligation. So, if you receive exemplary service then it is nice to leave a larger tip to demonstrate your appreciation.
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  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best hospital: Hpitaux de Rouen
  • Best intl air carrier: Air France
  • Monthly costs for expat: $3200
  • Monthly costs for family: $7900
  • Monthly costs for local: $2300
  • Meal: $20
  • Small Cola: $4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $9
  • Coffee: $3

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