Duclair

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Duclair
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Duclair is located in France
Duclair
Duclair
Coordinates: 49°29′08″N 0°52′34″E / 49.4856°N 0.8761°E / 49.4856; 0.8761Coordinates: 49°29′08″N 0°52′34″E / 49.4856°N 0.8761°E / 49.4856; 0.8761
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Duclair
Intercommunality Seine-Austreberthe
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joseph Macé
Area1 10.02 km2 (3.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,168
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76222 / 76480
Elevation 1–122 m (3.3–400.3 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming and light industrial town situated some 11 miles (18 km) west of the centre of Rouen at the junction of the D43, D5 and the D982 roads.
The Austreberthe River joins the Seine at Duclair, which is linked by ferry to the south bank. SNCF operates a TER service, having a railway station in the town.
A breed of duck is named after the town; the canard Duclair is black with a white bib.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Duclair
The arms of Duclair are blazoned :
Per fess 1: per pale I: Azure, a duck volant contourny both wings pointing down argent; II: Or, an apple tree fructed proper on a base vert; 2: Azure, 3 fish contourny argent.



Population[edit]

Historical population of Duclair
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 2492 2705 2975 3487 3822 4163 4168
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 St.Denis, dating from the twelfth century.
  • Traces of a feudal castle.
  • Remains of a 13th-century presbytery.
  • The Château du Taillis, dating from medieval times.
  • The eighteenth-century Château du Vaurouy.
  • La Cour-du-Mont manor house with parts dating from the thirteenth century.
  • A seventeenth-century chapel.
Ferry between Berville-sur-Seine and Duclair

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Germany Ronnenberg, Germany

Bibliography[edit]

  • Francis Aubert, Duclair, un regard sur le passé, Duclair, 2002 ISBN 2-9519259-0-5
  • Ariane Duclert, « Le Caneton à la rouennaise, spécialité de Duclair », dans Pays de Normandie ISBN1266-1341,
  • Gilbert Fromager, Le Canton of Duclair à l'aube du XXe, Duclair, 1986 ISBN 2-9501653-0-3

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