Mélamare

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Mélamare
Mélamare is located in France
Mélamare
Mélamare
Coordinates: 49°32′18″N 0°27′05″E / 49.5383°N 0.4514°E / 49.5383; 0.4514Coordinates: 49°32′18″N 0°27′05″E / 49.5383°N 0.4514°E / 49.5383; 0.4514
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Lillebonne
Intercommunality Caux-Vallée de Seine
Area1 6.35 km2 (2.45 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 773
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76421 / 76170
Elevation 60–136 m (197–446 ft)
(avg. 115 m or 377 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming town in the Pays de Caux, situated some 14 miles (23 km) east of Le Havre, near the junction of the D34 and D312 roads.

History[edit]

Tradition holds that Saint Honorina (Sainte-Honorine) was martyred here in 303AD. There is a chapel dedicated to her in the town. The town name was recorded as Mellomara in the thirteenth century. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Protestantism survived here clandestinely.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
388 432 408 711 762 751 773
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The thirteenth century chapel of St.Honorine.
  • The church of St.Jacques-et-Sainte-Anne, dating from the twelfth century.
  • An old windmill.

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