The church of Carville
|Intercommunality||Métropole Rouen Normandie|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Christian Lecerf|
|4.93 km2 (1.90 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||13–143 m (43–469 ft) |
(avg. 22 m or 72 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 light industrial suburban town surrounded by woodland, situated some 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the centre of Rouen at the junction of the D43, D15 and the N31 roads. Two small rivers flow through the town, the Robec and the Aubette.
SNCF operates a TER service, having a railway station in the town.
|The arms of Darnétal are blazoned :|
Gules, a fess wavy [river] between two gear wheels argent and, in base, a printers stamp between, to dexter a weaver's shuttle and its bobbin in saltire, and to sinister a ?linen? shuttle with its ?teasel? in saltire 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 churches of St.Ouen and of St.Pierre, both dating from the sixteenth century.
- Traces of a feudal castle.
- A restored watermill.
- The activist René Valentin Binet, (1913–1957) was born here.
- Blessed Father Jacques Hamel (1930-2016), first priest to be killed by ISIL in Europe
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|Wikisource has the text of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (9th ed.) article Darnétal.|
- Official Darnétal website (in French)
- Darnétal Festival website (in French)
- Darnétal on the Quid website (in French)
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