Louviers

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Louviers
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Coat of arms of Louviers
Coat of arms
Louviers is located in France
Louviers
Louviers
Coordinates: 49°13′N 1°10′E / 49.22°N 1.17°E / 49.22; 1.17Coordinates: 49°13′N 1°10′E / 49.22°N 1.17°E / 49.22; 1.17
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Évreux
Canton Louviers-Nord and Louviers-Sud
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération Seine-Eure
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) François-Xavier Priollaud
Area
 • Land1 27.06 km2 (10.45 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Population2 17,697
 • Population2 density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27375 / 27400
Elevation 11–149 m (36–489 ft)
(avg. 15 m or 49 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.

Louviers is a commune in the Eure department in Haute-Normandie in north-western France.

Louviers is 100 km (62 mi) from Paris and 30 km (19 mi) from Rouen.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 9,520 —    
1800 6,819 −28.4%
1806 8,472 +24.2%
1821 9,892 +16.8%
1831 9,885 −0.1%
1836 9,927 +0.4%
1841 9,998 +0.7%
1846 10,295 +3.0%
1851 10,577 +2.7%
1856 10,611 +0.3%
1861 10,841 +2.2%
1866 11,707 +8.0%
1872 11,360 −3.0%
1876 10,973 −3.4%
1881 10,753 −2.0%
1886 10,553 −1.9%
1891 9,979 −5.4%
1896 10,199 +2.2%
1901 10,219 +0.2%
1906 10,302 +0.8%
1911 10,209 −0.9%
1921 10,345 +1.3%
1926 10,340 −0.0%
1931 10,357 +0.2%
1936 10,239 −1.1%
1946 9,624 −6.0%
1954 10,746 +11.7%
1962 13,160 +22.5%
1968 15,326 +16.5%
1975 18,333 +19.6%
1982 19,000 +3.6%
1990 18,658 −1.8%
1999 18,328 −1.8%
2006 18,259 −0.4%
2011 17,697 −3.1%

Sights[edit]

Its church, Notre-Dame, has parts which date from the thirteenth century. The 16th century porch on the south side is an example of Late Gothic Flamboyant architecture.

Personalities[edit]

It is also well known for its Musée des décors de Théâtre, d'Opéra et de Cinéma (Fondation Wakhévitch), after Georges Wakhévitch (1907–1984) who lived nearby. The composer Maurice Duruflé (b. in Louviers 1906 - d. in Louveciennes 1986) was born in Louviers. Other famous persons include:

International relations[edit]

Louviers is twinned with:

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