Villequier

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Villequier
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Coat of arms of Villequier
Coat of arms
Villequier is located in France
Villequier
Villequier
Coordinates: 49°30′49″N 0°40′29″E / 49.5136°N 0.6747°E / 49.5136; 0.6747Coordinates: 49°30′49″N 0°40′29″E / 49.5136°N 0.6747°E / 49.5136; 0.6747
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Caudebec-en-Caux
Intercommunality Caux-Vallée de Seine
Government
 • Mayor Jacques Bardel
Area
 • Land1 11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 788
 • Population2 density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76742 / 76490
Elevation 0–147 m (0–482 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A village of farming and forestry situated by the banks of the river Seine in the Pays de Caux, some 23 miles (37 km) west of Rouen near the junction of the D281 with the D81 road.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Villequier
The arms of Villequier are blazoned :
Gules, on a cross fleury between 12 billets Or, an anchor sable.



Population[edit]

Historical population of Villequier
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 740 773 752 769 822 808 788
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

Chateau of Etelan
  • The church of St. Pierre, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The fifteenth-century chateau of Ételan, with its park and a dovecote.
  • Medieval fortifications at La Guerche.
  • Three seventeenth-century manorhouses.
  • An eighteenth-century presbytery.
  • The chapel of Barre-Y-Va.
  • The Victor Hugo museum.
  • The Hugo family tombs in the cemetery.
Auguste Vacquerie

People[edit]

  • Victor Hugo (1802–1895), dramatist, spent much time here with his friends and family.
  • Auguste Vacquerie (1819–1895), poet and journalist, was born here and is buried here.

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