Gruchet-le-Valasse

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Gruchet-le-Valasse
Commune
The abbey of Valasse, in 2004
The abbey of Valasse, in 2004
Coat of arms of Gruchet-le-Valasse
Coat of arms
Gruchet-le-Valasse is located in France
Gruchet-le-Valasse
Gruchet-le-Valasse
Location within Normandy region
Gruchet-le-Valasse is located in Normandy
Gruchet-le-Valasse
Gruchet-le-Valasse
Coordinates: 49°33′25″N 0°29′08″E / 49.5569°N 0.4856°E / 49.5569; 0.4856Coordinates: 49°33′25″N 0°29′08″E / 49.5569°N 0.4856°E / 49.5569; 0.4856
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementLe Havre
CantonBolbec
IntercommunalityCA Caux vallée de Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2008 - 2014) Didier Peralta (PR)
Area114.2 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Population (2006)22,623
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code76329 /76210
Elevation12–141 m (39–463 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.

Gruchet-le-Valasse is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department of the Normandy region in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A village of forestry, farming and associated light industry situated in the Pays de Caux, some 15 miles (24 km) east of Le Havre, at the junction of the D173 and D9015 roads.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Gruchet-le-Valasse
The arms of Gruchet-le-Valasse are blazoned :
Gules, 3 leopards Or dimidiated with Or, a double-headed eagle crowned azure.



Population[edit]

Historical population of Gruchet-le-Valasse
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population1807185518192317278726822623
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]

  • Several sixteenth century houses.
  • The church of St-Thomas, dating from the fourteenth century.
  • The twelfth century abbey de Gruchet-le-Valasse.
  • The nineteenth century Hôtel de Ville (town hall).

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