Octeville-sur-Mer

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Octeville-sur-Mer
The plateau between the village and the sea
The plateau between the village and the sea
Octeville-sur-Mer is located in France
Octeville-sur-Mer
Octeville-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 49°33′23″N 0°07′04″E / 49.5564°N 0.1178°E / 49.5564; 0.1178Coordinates: 49°33′23″N 0°07′04″E / 49.5564°N 0.1178°E / 49.5564; 0.1178
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Montivilliers
Intercommunality Le Havre
Area
 • Land1 20.37 km2 (7.86 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 5,525
 • Population2 density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76481 / 76930
Elevation 0–105 m (0–344 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 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.

Octeville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France and is twinned with Bourne End (Bucks) in United Kingdom since 2003 and with Furci Siculo (Sicily) in Italy since 2010.

Geography[edit]

A small farming town in the Pays de Caux with huge cliffs overlooking the English Channel, some 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Le Havre, at the junction of the D31 and D940 roads. The commune covers a large area, and boasts an airport (of Le Havre), a golf course and several small villages and hamlets.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Octeville-sur-Mer
The arms of Octeville-sur-Mer are blazoned :
Azure, a chevron fracted argent between 3 escallops Or.



Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
2038 2057 2334 3251 4005 4834 5525
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Martin, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The church of St.Barthélemy, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • The remains of some World War II artillery defences.

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