Le Houlme

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Le Houlme
Le Houlme is located in France
Le Houlme
Le Houlme
Coordinates: 49°30′29″N 1°02′10″E / 49.508°N 1.036°E / 49.508; 1.036Coordinates: 49°30′29″N 1°02′10″E / 49.508°N 1.036°E / 49.508; 1.036
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Notre-Dame-de-Bondeville
Intercommunality CREA
Government
 • Mayor Daniel Grenier
Area1 2.97 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,188
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76366 / 76770
Elevation 22–128 m (72–420 ft)
(avg. 47 m or 154 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A small light industrial and farming town situated by the banks of the Cailly River, some 7 miles (11 km) northwest of the centre of Rouen at the junction of the D51, D90 and the D927 roads. SNCF operates a TER service here. The town is located in a place where the Cailly River's valley is beginning to narrow. Thus, the town extends from the Cailly River's valley to the beginning of the plateau of Normandy, with some housings located on the cliffs leading to the plateau itself.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Le Houlme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 3704 3935 4324 4351 4349 4397 4188
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 St.Martin, dating from the nineteenth century, an interesting example of neo-gothic architectural style.
  • The war memorial, on the central square of the town ("Place des Canadiens", referring to the Canadian soldiers who were the first of the Allies to step in the town at the end of WWII).
  • In the streets closer to the Cailly River, it is possible to see several typical factory worker houses from the 19th century, reminding the industrial past of the town and of the Cailly River's valley.

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