|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Jean-Jacques Brument|
|• Land1||9.46 km2 (3.65 sq mi)|
|• Population2 Density||220/km2 (570/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||76349 / 76550|
|Elevation||0–103 m (0–338 ft)
(avg. 90 m or 300 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.
A small town of farming and light industry situated in the Pays de Caux, immediately to the west of Dieppe, at the junction of the D75, D56 and D925 roads. The chalk cliffs and pebble beach of the commune look out over the English Channel. The river Scie flows through the commune and to the sea at the small tourist resort of Pourville.
The commune was formed in 1822 by the joining together of the parishes of Hautot ("Hotot" in 1240), Petit-Appeville and Pourville, on the coast. It was here that a large force of Canadian soldiers came ashore during the ill-fated Dieppe Raid on 19 August 1942.
The arms of Hautot-sur-Mer are blazoned :
|From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- A nineteenth century chateau.
- The ruins of a feudal castle.
- A memorial to the World War II raid.
- The two churches of St.Remi, both dating from the sixteenth century.
- The modern church at Petit-Appeville.
- Two 16th-century stone crosses.
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- Gallery of photos of Pourville and Varengeville (French)
- Hautot-sur-Mer on the Quid website (French)
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