Clères

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Clères
Clères is located in France
Clères
Clères
Coordinates: 49°36′01″N 1°06′40″E / 49.6003°N 1.1111°E / 49.6003; 1.1111Coordinates: 49°36′01″N 1°06′40″E / 49.6003°N 1.1111°E / 49.6003; 1.1111
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Clères (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Portes Nord-Ouest de Rouen
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Nathalie Thierry
Area
 • Land1 11.36 km2 (4.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Population2 1,361
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76179 / 76690
Elevation 63–181 m (207–594 ft)
(avg. 113 m or 371 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.

Clères is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in north-western France.

Geography[edit]

A large farming and forestry small market town situated by the banks of the Clérette river, in the Pays de Caux, some 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Rouen, at the junction of the D 2, D 6, D 53 and the D 100 roads. SNCF has a TER railway station in the town.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Clères

The arms of Clères are blazoned :
Argent, a bend azure diapered Or, charged with a flamingo Or.




Population[edit]

Historical population of Clères
Year 1793 1821 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2008 2011
Population 560 511 1006 1055 1091 1302 1254 1266 1303 1313 1361
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 Sts. Waast-&-Nicolas, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The church of St. Sauveur at Cordelleville, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The church of Notre-Dame at Le Tôt, dating from the twelfth century.
  • A château and its park, home of the zoo.
  • A seventeenth century sandstone cross.
  • Ruins of a medieval castle.
  • Several ancient wood-framed houses.
  • The eighteenth century market hall ‘Les Halles’.

People with links to the commune[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

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