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Village square
Village square
Coat of arms of Fontaine-la-Mallet
Coat of arms
Fontaine-la-Mallet is located in France
Coordinates: 49°32′14″N 0°08′44″E / 49.5372°N 0.1456°E / 49.5372; 0.1456Coordinates: 49°32′14″N 0°08′44″E / 49.5372°N 0.1456°E / 49.5372; 0.1456
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Octeville-sur-Mer
Intercommunality CA havraise
Area1 6.68 km2 (2.58 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,789
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76270 /76290
Elevation 17–89 m (56–292 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 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.

Fontaine-le-Mallet is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.


The first mention of the village dates from the eleventh century, when an abbess from Montivilliers bought 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land in order to build a church here "in villa dicitur Fontenais ad opus ecclesiae Sancta Mariae". In a register of the Secretariat of the Archdiocese of Rouen, dating from 1479 to 1480, it mentions "Parochia Fontibus le Mallet" - Mallet coming from the name of the first seigneurs - the Malet de Graville family (c. 1200–1300). Fontaine-la-Mallet grew over the centuries and was all but destroyed by bombing in September 1944. It was the most badly affected village of the lower Seine. Rebuilding of the commune was started in the 1960s.


Arms of Fontaine-la-Mallet
The arms of Fontaine-la-Mallet are blazoned :
Per bend Or and gules, on a bend wavy azure between 3 buckles gules and 2 leopards, at the base of the bend, stalks of wheat Or.


A village of farming and forestry situated in the Pays de Caux, some 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Le Havre, near the junction of the D52 and the N328 roads.


Historical population of Fontaine-la-Mallet
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 862 922 1503 2446 2482 2544 2789
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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