Eslettes

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Eslettes
Eslettes is located in France
Eslettes
Eslettes
Coordinates: 49°32′49″N 1°03′12″E / 49.5469°N 1.0533°E / 49.5469; 1.0533Coordinates: 49°32′49″N 1°03′12″E / 49.5469°N 1.0533°E / 49.5469; 1.0533
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Clères
Government
 • Mayor Michel Tieursin
Area
 • Land1 5.12 km2 (1.98 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,514
 • Population2 density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76245 / 76710
Elevation 44–167 m (144–548 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming village situated by the banks of the Cailly River in the Pays de Caux, some 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Rouen, at the junction of the D251, D44 and the D297 roads. The A151 autoroute pass through the territory of the commune.

Toponymy[edit]

Mentioned in a Latinized version : Esletis ab. 1040.[1]

Old Norse sletta "flat land" with an Old English plural -s.

Same place-name as Sleights (Yorkshire), and without -s, Sletten (Denmark).[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population of Eslettes
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 501 513 665 935 1383 1396 1514
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 modern church of Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc (Joan of Arc), dating from the twentieth century. Built between 1920 (canonization year of Joan of Arc) and 1925.
  • Two châteaux, de la Ratière and Galais.
  • The eighteenth-century château des Alleurs.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ François de Beaurepaire, Les noms des communes et anciennes paroisss de la Seine-Maritime, éditions Picard. p. 73.
  2. ^ Beaurepaire.

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