Montivilliers

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Montivilliers
The abbey cloisters
The abbey cloisters
Montivilliers is located in France
Montivilliers
Montivilliers
Coordinates: 49°32′49″N 0°11′20″E / 49.5469°N 0.1889°E / 49.5469; 0.1889Coordinates: 49°32′49″N 0°11′20″E / 49.5469°N 0.1889°E / 49.5469; 0.1889
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Montivilliers
Intercommunality Le Havre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2015) Daniel Petit
Area
 • Land1 19.09 km2 (7.37 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 16,451
 • Population2 density 860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76447 / 76290
Elevation 2–94 m (6.6–308.4 ft)
(avg. 8 m or 26 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A large light industrial and farming town by the banks of the river Lézarde in the Pays de Caux, situated just 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Le Havre, at the junction of the D489, D52, D926 and D31 roads.

History[edit]

Pre-Roman archaeological discoveries include Bronze Age axes and jade jewelry. The old Roman road from here to Harfleur was destroyed by the English in 1415.
The Abbey Church of Notre-Dame, sometimes referred to as 'Montvilliers Abbey' dates back to 684, although it was destroyed a Viking raid in 850, and rebuilt as a church in both the Romanesque and Gothic styles.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Montivilliers
The arms of Montivilliers are blazoned :
Gules, a church argent, the door open, and the bell tower pierced of the field, topped with the head of a crozier Or, between 2 inescutcheons of France, and in base a lizard fesswise vert. (France=Azure, 3 fleurs-de-lys Or)



Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
8427 8910 10,563 15,030 17,067 16,556 16,451
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

People[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sébastien Lepape". sochi2014.com. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 

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