Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis

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Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis
Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis is located in France
Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis
Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis
Coordinates: 49°26′07″N 1°09′05″E / 49.4353°N 1.1514°E / 49.4353; 1.1514Coordinates: 49°26′07″N 1°09′05″E / 49.4353°N 1.1514°E / 49.4353; 1.1514
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Darnétal
Intercommunality CREA
Government
 • Mayor (2008 - 2014) Nicolle Rimasson
Area1 2.81 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,292
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76599 / 76160
Elevation 20–138 m (66–453 ft)
(avg. 133 m or 436 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.

Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A light industrial suburban town surrounded by woodland and situated in the Roumois, just 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the centre of Rouen at the junction of the D42 and the D138 roads.

History[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the town has the current spelling by false etymology. It ought to be "Saint-Léger-Bourdeny", as it was formerly called "Bourdeny", a Gallo-Roman toponym in -acum, formed with the Germanic personal name Burdinus, thus Burdiniacum > Bourdeny. It is high time to correct the uselessly complex current spelling, which dates from the French Revolution. Burdinus, a given name, gave rise to the patronymic surnames Bourdain and Bourdin, common in west central France.

A similar name can be found in the Merovingian toponym Bourdainville.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis
The arms of Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis are blazoned :
Gules, a chevron between 2 leopards heads and a spindle bendwise sinister argent.



Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1925 2144 2381 2953 2772 3124 3292
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Léger, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The debris of a tenth-century castle.

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