Bonsecours

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Bonsecours
Bonsecours is located in France
Bonsecours
Bonsecours
Coordinates: 49°26′N 1°08′E / 49.43°N 1.13°E / 49.43; 1.13Coordinates: 49°26′N 1°08′E / 49.43°N 1.13°E / 49.43; 1.13
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Boos
Intercommunality CREA
Government
 • Mayor Laurent Grelaud
Area1 3.76 km2 (1.45 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 7,003
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76103 / 76240
Elevation 2–157 m (6.6–515.1 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 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.

Bonsecours is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A southern residential suburb of Rouen situated at the junction of the D6014, D6105 and the D95 roads. A little light industry takes place by the banks of the river Seine, the commune’s westerly border.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Bonsecours
The arms of Bonsecours are blazoned :
Or, 3 crosses (couped) sable within a bordure gules.



Population[edit]

Historical population of Bonsecours
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 3686 3806 5435 6108 6898 6853 7003
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 Notre-Dame, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • An eighteenth-century Château de Bagnères.
  • Vestiges of Saint-Michel’s priory.
  • The World War I Belgian Military Cemetery and memorial.
  • Remains of fortifications dating from the eighth century onwards.
  • The Côte Sainte Catherine offering panoramic views of Rouen, the Seine, and neighbouring communes and suburbs, and a natural environment containing numerous relatively rare flora and fauna in the chalk meadows on the hillside.

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