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The church in Caudebec-lès-Elbeuf
The church in Caudebec-lès-Elbeuf
Coat of arms of Caudebec-lès-Elbeuf
Coat of arms
Caudebec-lès-Elbeuf is located in France
Location within Normandy region
Caudebec-lès-Elbeuf is located in Normandy
Coordinates: 49°16′54″N 1°01′20″E / 49.2817°N 1.0222°E / 49.2817; 1.0222Coordinates: 49°16′54″N 1°01′20″E / 49.2817°N 1.0222°E / 49.2817; 1.0222
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Caudebec-lès-Elbeuf
Intercommunality Métropole Rouen Normandie
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Laurent Bonnaterre
Area1 3.68 km2 (1.42 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 10,030
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76165 /76320
Elevation 4–75 m (13–246 ft)
(avg. 13 m or 43 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.
Past Times in the Town

Caudebec-lès-Elbeuf is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.


A residential and light industrial town situated by the banks of the river Seine, some 13 miles (21 km) south of Rouen, at the junction of the D919 and the D921 roads.

It used to be the site of the Caudebec bore, or tidal wave, which several times a year rushed up the river from the sea. However the tidal estuary was changed to improve shipping access and the bore ceased to function.


Arms of Caudebec-lès-Elbeuf
The arms of Caudebec-lès-Elbeuf are blazoned :
Gules, a sickle reversed and sprig of mistletoe in saltire between (a lance inverted and a throwing axe [francisca] in saltire surmounting a gaulish shield bendwise topped with a winged gaulish helmet contourny) and a dolmen Or charged with the letters ESUS sable impaled with Azure, a she-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus, standing on a pedestal Or charged with the inscription ROMA sable, and in chief a round shield surmounted by (i.e. overall over the shield), a sword palewise, a fasces bendwise, a Aquila bendwise sinister and a trumpet fesswise Or. (An Aquila is a Roman legion's eagle standard; the trumpet is a Roman trumpet 'tuba').


Historical population of Caudebec-lès-Elbeuf
(Source: EHESS to 1999, then Insee)

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the twelfth century.
  • A twentieth-century château.

Twin towns[edit]

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