Grand-Couronne

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Grand-Couronne
An aerial view of Les Essarts
An aerial view of Les Essarts
Coat of arms of Grand-Couronne
Coat of arms
Location of Grand-Couronne
Grand-Couronne is located in France
Grand-Couronne
Grand-Couronne
Grand-Couronne is located in Normandy
Grand-Couronne
Grand-Couronne
Coordinates: 49°21′30″N 1°00′29″E / 49.3583°N 1.0081°E / 49.3583; 1.0081Coordinates: 49°21′30″N 1°00′29″E / 49.3583°N 1.0081°E / 49.3583; 1.0081
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementRouen
CantonElbeuf
IntercommunalityMétropole Rouen Normandie
Government
 • MayorPatrice Dupray
Area
1
16.93 km2 (6.54 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
9,507
 • Density560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76319 /76530
Elevation2–139 m (6.6–456.0 ft)
(avg. 16 m or 52 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A small suburban town with a huge container port and considerable light industry situated by the banks of the river Seine, some 7 miles (11 km) south of the centre of Rouen, at the junction of the D938, D3 and the D13 roads. The A13 autoroute passes through the southern section of the commune’s territory.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Grand-Couronne
The arms of Grand-Couronne are blazoned :
Per fess gules and azure, a leopard Or and a boat Or on 3 bars wavy argent (waves) dimidiated with Per fess azure and gules, a crown Or and a demi toothed wheel argent issuant from the line of division.



Population[edit]

Historical population of Grand-Couronne
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population6118678977499472979294429507
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]

  • A menhir in Milthuit woods, evidence of the presence of a neolithic population.
  • The church of St.Martin, dating from the fourteenth century.
  • The church of St.Antoine, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The chateau of Grésil .
  • The remains of a Benedictine priory.

Twin towns[edit]

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