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Coat of arms of Fongueusemare
Coat of arms
Fongueusemare is located in France
Coordinates: 49°40′45″N 0°18′22″E / 49.6792°N 0.3061°E / 49.6792; 0.3061Coordinates: 49°40′45″N 0°18′22″E / 49.6792°N 0.3061°E / 49.6792; 0.3061
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Criquetot-l'Esneval
Intercommunality Canton of Criquetot-l'Esneval
 • Mayor Gérard Leforestier
Area1 11.85 km2 (4.58 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 193
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76268 / 76280
Elevation 37–136 m (121–446 ft)
(avg. 115 m or 377 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.

Fongueusemare is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.


A small farming and woodland village situated in the Pays de Caux, some 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Le Havre, at the junction of the D72 and the D79 roads.

In fiction and popular culture[edit]


Much of the action in André Gide's book Strait Is the Gate is set in the home of the Bucolin family at Fongueusemare.


Arms of Fongueusemare
The arms of Fongueusemare are blazoned :
Azure, two abbot's croziers in saltire, between a garb and 3 gables (from tithing barns) Or


Historical population of Fongueusemare
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 123 162 156 160 170 170 193
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 chapel of Sainte-Thérèse, built in 1927.

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