Fontaine-le-Dun

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Fontaine-le-Dun
Fontaine-le-Dun is located in France
Fontaine-le-Dun
Fontaine-le-Dun
Coordinates: 49°48′50″N 0°51′03″E / 49.8139°N 0.8508°E / 49.8139; 0.8508Coordinates: 49°48′50″N 0°51′03″E / 49.8139°N 0.8508°E / 49.8139; 0.8508
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Dieppe
Canton Fontaine-le-Dun
Intercommunality Entre Mer et Lin
Government
 • Mayor Yves Lefrique
Area
 • Land1 5.35 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 998
 • Population2 density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76272 / 76740
Elevation 44–100 m (144–328 ft)
(avg. 60 m or 200 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-Dun is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A small farming town, with associated light industry, situated by the banks of the river Dun in the Pays de Caux, some 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Dieppe, at the junction of the D142 and the D79 roads.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Fontaine-le-Dun

The arms of Fontaine-le-Dun are blazoned :
Azure, a sword between 2 crescents argent above both a lance head Or, and on a chief gules, a cross argent.




Population[edit]

Historical population of Fontaine-le-Dun
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 527 607 641 796 962 978 998
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

2010 = 1117

Places of interest[edit]

  • The eleventh-century church of Notre-Dame.
  • A sixteenth-century stone cross.
  • A manorhouse dating from the seventeenth century.

Notable people[edit]

Pierre Giffard, journalist, was born here in 1853.

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