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Coat of arms of Barentin
Coat of arms
Barentin is located in France
Coordinates: 49°33′N 0°57′E / 49.55°N 0.95°E / 49.55; 0.95Coordinates: 49°33′N 0°57′E / 49.55°N 0.95°E / 49.55; 0.95
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Barentin
 • Mayor Michel Bentot
Area1 12.74 km2 (4.92 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 12,479
 • Density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76057 /76360
Elevation 30–128 m (98–420 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.

Barentin is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.


A town of light industry and farming situated by the banks of the Austreberthe River in the Pays de Caux, some 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Rouen at the junction of the D6015, D143 and the D104 roads. SNCF operates a TER rail service here.


Arms of Barentin
The arms of Barentin are blazoned :
Azure, a viaduct argent masonned sable, and in chief 3 bees Or.


Historical population of Barentin
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 7962 9790 10,773 12,364 12,721 12,836 12,479
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]

  • The church of St.Martin, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • A museum.
  • A seventeenth century fountain on the town square.
  • More than 200 statues in the town, by Rodin, Janniot, Bourdelle, Drivier, Frémiet, Lagriffoul, etc.
  • The railway viaduct, constructed in 1847 by Joseph Locke, with 27 arches 33m high.
  • The sixteenth century chapel of Saint-Hélier.

Notable people[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Barentin is twinned with:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chapman, Phil (May 2006). "Petersfield Twinning Association". Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  2. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns [via]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 

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