Bonsecours

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Bonsecours
The church in Bonsecours
The church in Bonsecours
Coat of arms of Bonsecours
Coat of arms
Location of Bonsecours
Bonsecours is located in France
Bonsecours
Bonsecours
Bonsecours is located in Normandy
Bonsecours
Bonsecours
Coordinates: 49°26′N 1°08′E / 49.43°N 1.13°E / 49.43; 1.13Coordinates: 49°26′N 1°08′E / 49.43°N 1.13°E / 49.43; 1.13
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementRouen
CantonDarnétal
IntercommunalityMétropole Rouen Normandie
Government
 • MayorLaurent Grelaud
Area
1
3.76 km2 (1.45 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,580
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76103 /76240
Elevation2–157 m (6.6–515.1 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

A southern residential suburb of Rouen situated at the junction of the D6014, D6105 and the D95 roads. A little light industry takes place by the banks of the river Seine, the commune’s westerly border.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Bonsecours
The arms of Bonsecours are blazoned :
Or, 3 crosses (couped) sable within a bordure gules.



Population[edit]

Historical population of Bonsecours
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population3686380654356108689868537003
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 Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • An eighteenth-century Château de Bagnères.
  • Vestiges of Saint-Michel’s priory.
  • The World War I Belgian Military Cemetery and memorial.
  • Remains of fortifications dating from the eighth century onwards.
  • The Côte Sainte Catherine offering panoramic views of Rouen, the Seine, and neighbouring communes and suburbs, and a natural environment containing numerous relatively rare flora and fauna in the chalk meadows on the hillside.

The Servant of God, Reverend Father Jacques Hamel, murdered by ISIS in July 2016, is buried in Bonsecours.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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