Bois-Guillaume

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Bois-Guillaume
Coat of arms of Bois-Guillaume
Coat of arms
Bois-Guillaume is located in France
Bois-Guillaume
Bois-Guillaume
Coordinates: 49°27′41″N 1°06′33″E / 49.4614°N 1.1092°E / 49.4614; 1.1092Coordinates: 49°27′41″N 1°06′33″E / 49.4614°N 1.1092°E / 49.4614; 1.1092
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Bois-Guillaume
Intercommunality CREA
Government
 • Mayor Gilbert Renard
Area
 • Land1 8.85 km2 (3.42 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 13,370
 • Population2 density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76108 / 76230
Elevation 52–171 m (171–561 ft)
(avg. 167 m or 548 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bois-Guillaume is a former commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France. Since 1 January 2012, it has formed part of the new commune of Bois-Guillaume-Bihorel.

Geography[edit]

The town is a wealthy, residential hilltop suburb of Rouen, semi-rural, semi-suburban with a little farming and some light industry. It is considered part of Greater Rouen, being just 3 miles (4.8 km) to the northeast, at the junction of the D43 and the D928 roads.

History[edit]

Bois-Guillaume was originally a Gallo-Roman settlement of which few traces remain. In 1040, William the Conqueror's mother built a country house on the hill; the area thus came to be known variously as Boscum Guillelmi or Bosco Willelmi, later becoming Bois-Guillaume.
By 1892, the town was large enough to split into two, thus creating the neighboring commune of Bihorel.

On 1 January 2012, the commune of Bihorel merged with Bois-Guillaume to form the new commune of Bois-Guillaume-Bihorel.

Activities[edit]

Bois-Guillaume is well-known for its tranquility. No bars are open at night time - people used to go out in Rouen [1] (city center). You can have fun in several parks, it's a nice place for young and adults people to relax. Some soccer pitches are also opened for public (and for free). During sunny days, young people meet up there to play some random games.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Bois-Guillaume

The arms of Bois-Guillaume are blazoned :
Per pale azure and gules, a garb, and in pale 2 lions Or. The line of division is fimbriated Or.




Population[edit]

Historical population of Bois-Guillaume
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 7253 8782 9590 9323 10159 11968 13370
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of the Trinity, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The Château des Cinq-Bonnets.
  • A Carmelite monastery.

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

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