Esteville

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Esteville
Esteville is located in France
Esteville
Esteville
Coordinates: 49°36′24″N 1°13′21″E / 49.6067°N 1.2225°E / 49.6067; 1.2225Coordinates: 49°36′24″N 1°13′21″E / 49.6067°N 1.2225°E / 49.6067; 1.2225
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Clères
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Roger Léger
Area
 • Land1 5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 511
 • Population2 density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76247 / 76690
Elevation 156–176 m (512–577 ft)
(avg. 172 m or 564 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming village situated in the Pays de Caux, some 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Rouen, at the junction of the D15 and the D57 roads.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Esteville

The arms of Esteville are blazoned :
Gules, a chevron between 2 plates and a fallow deer head argent, on a chief Or a castle gules between 2 trefoils vert.




Population[edit]

Historical population of Esteville
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 252 261 320 428 378 376 511
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Notable people[edit]

Abbé Pierre, priest and founder of the Emmaus movement, lived here for more than 20 years and was buried here, alongside 20 of his companions and his secretary, Lucie Coutaz who assisted him for much of his life. A centre of the Emmaus Movement, housing youngsters in difficulty, was built here where the priest’s own private room may still be seen. Today his grave has become a place of meditation and the village of Esteville sometimes receives between 300 and 500 visitors per day.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Sulpice, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The church of St.Clotilde, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The seventeenth-century chateau.

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