Elbeuf

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Elbeuf
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Elbeuf
Coat of arms
Location of Elbeuf
Elbeuf is located in France
Elbeuf
Elbeuf
Elbeuf is located in Normandy
Elbeuf
Elbeuf
Coordinates: 49°17′N 1°01′E / 49.29°N 1.01°E / 49.29; 1.01Coordinates: 49°17′N 1°01′E / 49.29°N 1.01°E / 49.29; 1.01
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementRouen
CantonElbeuf
IntercommunalityMétropole Rouen Normandie
Government
 • Mayor (2008 – 2014) Djoudé Merabet
Area
1
16.32 km2 (6.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
16,166
 • Density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76231 /76500
Elevation2–133 m (6.6–436.4 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

A light industrial town situated by the banks of the Seine some 11 miles (18 km) south of Rouen at the junction of the D7, D321 and the D313 roads. The commune's territory is largely residential to the north but the southern section is covered by thick woodland. Its position by a meander of the Seine leaves the town susceptible to flooding.

History[edit]

The first written record of the town was in the 10th century, on a map of Richard I of Normandy, under the name "Wellebou".[citation needed] It passed into the hands of the houses of Rieux and Lorraine, and was raised to the rank of a duchy in the peerage of France by Henry III in favour of Charles de Lorraine. The last duke of Elbeuf was Charles Eugène of Lorraine.[2]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Elbeuf
The arms of Elbeuf are blazoned :
Per pale: 1 Or, a patriarchal cross gules issuant from a base, supporting a grapevine vert fructed purpure, 2 Azure, a beehive Or on a base vert, beset by bees Or.



Population[edit]

Historical population of Elbeuf
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population18,98819,40719,11617,22416,60416,66617,494
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 mairie, also housing the museum.
  • Two seventeenth-century churches.
  • Some sixteenth-century houses.
  • A fifteenth-century stone cross.
  • The theatre (1890), renovated in the late twentieth century.
Place du Calvaire and the Tramway around 1900

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Germany Lingen, Germany

See also[edit]

Elbeuf - Quartier du Puchot

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Elbeuf". Encyclopædia Britannica. 9 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 163.

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