|• Mayor||Michel Bentot|
|Area1||12.74 km2 (4.92 sq mi)|
|• Density||980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|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.
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.
|The arms of Barentin are blazoned :
Azure, a viaduct argent masonned sable, and in chief 3 bees Or.
|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
- 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.
- André Marie, politician (1897–1974)
- Père Jacques (born Lucien Bunel), (1900–1945), priest of the Carmelite Order, Righteous Among the Nations
Twin towns – Sister cities
Barentin is twinned with:
- Petersfield, Hampshire in the United Kingdom
- Warendorf in Germany
- Castiglione delle Stiviere in Italy
- Brossard, Quebec in Canada
- Chapman, Phil (May 2006). "Petersfield Twinning Association". Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
- "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
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