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The church in Caudebec-lès-Elbeuf
|Intercommunality||Métropole Rouen Normandie|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Laurent Bonnaterre|
|3.68 km2 (1.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
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.
|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').
Places of interest
- The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the twelfth century.
- A twentieth-century château.
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