Pont-Audemer

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Pont-Audemer
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Pont-Audemer
Coat of arms
Pont-Audemer is located in France
Pont-Audemer
Pont-Audemer
Coordinates: 49°22′N 0°31′E / 49.36°N 0.51°E / 49.36; 0.51Coordinates: 49°22′N 0°31′E / 49.36°N 0.51°E / 49.36; 0.51
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Bernay
Canton Pont-Audemer
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014 intercomm = Pont-Audemer) Michel Leroux
Area
 • Land1 9.35 km2 (3.61 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 8,675
 • Population2 density 930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27467 / 27500
Elevation 2–115 m (6.6–377.3 ft)
(avg. 9 m or 30 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.

Pont-Audemer is a commune in the Eure department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the Risle between the Roumois and the Lieuvin.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 4,599 —    
1800 5,207 +13.2%
1806 5,386 +3.4%
1821 5,426 +0.7%
1831 5,305 −2.2%
1836 5,358 +1.0%
1841 5,497 +2.6%
1846 5,733 +4.3%
1851 6,310 +10.1%
1856 6,106 −3.2%
1861 6,136 +0.5%
1866 6,182 +0.7%
1872 6,124 −0.9%
1876 5,942 −3.0%
1881 6,168 +3.8%
1886 6,163 −0.1%
1891 6,084 −1.3%
1896 6,012 −1.2%
1901 5,908 −1.7%
1906 6,111 +3.4%
1911 6,123 +0.2%
1921 5,946 −2.9%
1926 5,953 +0.1%
1931 5,860 −1.6%
1936 6,279 +7.2%
1946 6,119 −2.5%
1954 6,724 +9.9%
1962 8,206 +22.0%
1968 8,969 +9.3%
1975 9,586 +6.9%
1982 9,750 +1.7%
1990 8,975 −7.9%
1999 8,979 +0.0%
2008 8,675 −3.4%

Sights[edit]

The commune was spared substantial damage to its historic buildings during the Battle of Normandy. Nowadays the half-timbered buildings and the canals running between them are a tourist attraction. The church of Saint-Ouen is noted for its Renaissaince stained glass.

Personalities[edit]

Transport[edit]

Pont-Audemer has no rail services but the station building remains open and sells rail tickets. PontAuRail, a preserved railway, runs two Diesel multiple units (a X4500 and a X2400) from Pont-Audemer to Honfleur.

Administration[edit]

The X2426 at Pont-Audemer Station.

Until 1926, Pont-Audemer was a sub-prefecture of the Eure department.

Media[edit]

The city is evoked in a poem of Paul Verlaine called "The Apollo of Pont-Audemer."

See also[edit]

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