Gaillefontaine

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Gaillefontaine
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Gaillefontaine is located in France
Gaillefontaine
Gaillefontaine
Coordinates: 49°39′16″N 1°37′01″E / 49.6544°N 1.6169°E / 49.6544; 1.6169Coordinates: 49°39′16″N 1°37′01″E / 49.6544°N 1.6169°E / 49.6544; 1.6169
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Dieppe
Canton Forges-les-Eaux
Intercommunality Canton of Forges-les-Eaux
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dany Guesdon
Area1 26.23 km2 (10.13 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,417
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76295 / 76870
Elevation 143–246 m (469–807 ft)
(avg. 246 m or 807 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A small town of farming, forestry and light industry situated by the banks of the river Béthune in the Pays de Bray, some 36 miles (58 km) southeast of Dieppe, at the junction of the D919, the D9 and the D135 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Gaillefontaine
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1232 1452 1503 1373 1446 1460 1417
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 eleventh-century church of St.Jean-Baptiste at the hamlet of Noyers.
  • The eleventh-century church of St.Maurice.
  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • Some 17th-century remains of the abbey.
  • The remains of the 11th-century castle.
  • The château at Saint-Maurice
  • The château de Gaillefontaine, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • Several old houses, dating from the sixteenth century.

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