Marne (department)

Marne (French pronunciation: [maʁn]) is a department in the Grand Est region of France. It is named after the river Marne which flows through it. The prefecture (capital) of Marne is Châlons-en-Champagne (formerly known as Châlons-sur-Marne). The subprefectures are Épernay, Reims, and Vitry-le-François.

Marne
Prefecture building of the Marne department, in Châlons-en-Champagne
Location of Marne in France
Coordinates: 49°00′N 04°15′E
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
PrefectureChâlons-en-Champagne
SubprefecturesÉpernay
Reims
Vitry-le-François
Government
  President of the General CouncilRené-Paul Savary
Area
  Total8,162 km2 (3,151 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
  Total570,883
  Rank45th
  Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Department number51
Arrondissements4
Cantons23
Communes613
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

The Champagne vineyards producing the world-famous sparkling wine are located within Marne.