Serqueux, Seine-Maritime

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Serqueux
Serqueux is located in France
Serqueux
Serqueux
Coordinates: 49°37′57″N 1°32′20″E / 49.6325°N 1.5389°E / 49.6325; 1.5389Coordinates: 49°37′57″N 1°32′20″E / 49.6325°N 1.5389°E / 49.6325; 1.5389
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Dieppe
Canton Forges-les-Eaux
Intercommunality Canton of Forges-les-Eaux
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jackie Dufresnoy
Area1 5.76 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,089
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76672 / 76440
Elevation 137–189 m (449–620 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A village situated at the source of the Epte river in the Pays de Bray, some 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Dieppe at the junction of the D 1314, D 13 and D 83 roads. SNCF has an important TER railway station here.
Serqueux has an important plant producing most of the gum arabic in the world. The commune has also an important commercial zone which is by far the biggest in the canton.

History[edit]

First mentioned as ‘Sarkeus’ in the twelfth century, the name derives from the Greek ‘sarcophagos’, owing to the large Merovingian necropolis in the commune.

Much of the village including the church, was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. Nevertheless, the railway station, which was the goal of the bombings, remained untouched.

In 1945, the commune was awarded the Croix de Guerre.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
879 816 767 764 853 987 1089
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The modern church, replacing the sixteenth-century one, destroyed during World War II.
  • Traces of a feudal castle.
  • Ruins of the old church.

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