Jumièges

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Jumièges
Commune
Ruins of the abbey of Jumièges
Ruins of the abbey of Jumièges
Coat of arms of Jumièges
Coat of arms
Jumièges is located in France
Jumièges
Jumièges
Coordinates: 49°26′04″N 0°49′17″E / 49.4344°N 0.8214°E / 49.4344; 0.8214Coordinates: 49°26′04″N 0°49′17″E / 49.4344°N 0.8214°E / 49.4344; 0.8214
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Barentin
Intercommunality Métropole Rouen-Normandie
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean Dupont
Area1 18.75 km2 (7.24 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 1,778
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76378 /76480
Elevation 0–83 m (0–272 ft)
(avg. 8 m or 26 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.

Jumièges is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandie region in north-western France.

Geography[edit]

A forestry and farming village situated in a meander of the river Seine, some 21 kilometres (13 mi) west of Rouen, at the junction of the D 65 and the D 143 roads. A ferry service operates here, connecting the commune with the south and west sides of the river.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Jumièges
The arms of Jumièges are blazoned :
Azure, a cross Or between 4 keys addorsed argent.



Demography[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,694 —    
1800 1,850 +9.2%
1806 1,862 +0.6%
1821 1,955 +5.0%
1831 1,847 −5.5%
1836 1,711 −7.4%
1841 1,678 −1.9%
1846 1,674 −0.2%
1851 1,765 +5.4%
1856 1,670 −5.4%
1861 1,602 −4.1%
1866 1,618 +1.0%
1872 1,073 −33.7%
1876 1,084 +1.0%
1881 1,015 −6.4%
1886 1,028 +1.3%
1891 1,027 −0.1%
1896 1,020 −0.7%
1901 995 −2.5%
1906 1,012 +1.7%
1911 928 −8.3%
1921 872 −6.0%
1926 847 −2.9%
1931 867 +2.4%
1936 880 +1.5%
1946 1,078 +22.5%
1954 1,088 +0.9%
1962 1,214 +11.6%
1968 1,305 +7.5%
1975 1,474 +13.0%
1982 1,634 +10.9%
1990 1,641 +0.4%
1999 1,714 +4.4%
2006 1,715 +0.1%
2007 1,715 +0.0%
2008 1,718 +0.2%
2009 1,719 +0.1%
2010 1,736 +1.0%
2011 1,753 +1.0%
2012 1,769 +0.9%
2013 1,767 −0.1%
2014 1,778 +0.6%

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St. Valentin, dating from the eleventh century.
  • The ruins of the tenth-century church of St.Pierre.
  • An eighteenth-century chapel.
  • Several lesser buildings dating from the eleventh century.

Jumièges Abbey[edit]

It is best known as the site of Jumièges Abbey, a typical Norman abbey of the Romanesque period, and the home of the pro-Norman chronicler William of Jumièges who wrote the Gesta Normannorum Ducum about 1070. Now ruined, the abbey dates from 1067, when it was consecrated in the presence of William the Conqueror[1]

The towers of Jumièges abbey
The river ferry

People linked with the commune[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Maho, Jacques (2001). Jumièges Abbey. Monum, Éditions du patrimoine. ISBN 2-85822-397-1. 

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