Fontaine-le-Bourg

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Fontaine-le-Bourg
Fontaine-le-Bourg is located in France
Fontaine-le-Bourg
Fontaine-le-Bourg
Coordinates: 49°33′48″N 1°09′50″E / 49.5633°N 1.1639°E / 49.5633; 1.1639Coordinates: 49°33′48″N 1°09′50″E / 49.5633°N 1.1639°E / 49.5633; 1.1639
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Clères
Intercommunality Portes Nord-Ouest de Rouen
Government
 • Mayor Patrick Jolly
Area
 • Land1 12.2 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,496
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76271 / 76690
Elevation 62–168 m (203–551 ft)
(avg. 91 m or 299 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.

Fontaine-le-Bourg is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A village of farming and a little light industry, situated by the banks of the Cailly River in the Pays de Caux, some 10 miles (16 km) north of Rouen, at the junction of the D53, D44 and the D151 roads.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Fontaine-le-Bourg

The arms of Fontaine-le-Bourg are blazoned :
Quarterly 1: Gules, a mitre Or; 2: Or a Delmarre-Deboutteville car vert; 3: Or, a weaver's shuttle bendwise vert; 4: gules, a lion Or; all within a bordure compony argent and sable.




Population[edit]

Historical population of Fontaine-le-Bourg
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1062 1164 1170 1301 1420 1483 1496
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 eleventh century.
  • Ruins of a 16th-century château.
  • A sixteenth century manor house.
  • A memorial, erected in 1958 to commemorate an early motor car journey.
  • A sixteenth century fountain.
  • Old watermills and cotton mills alongside the river.
  • A sandstone cross from the seventeenth century.

Notable people[edit]

Motor engineer Édouard Delamare-Deboutteville (1856–1901), who, in February 1884, together with Léon Malandin, built and drove a motor car fitted with a 4 stroke internal combustion engine from here to Cailly.

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