La Londe

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La Londe
Coat of arms of La Londe
Coat of arms
La Londe is located in France
La Londe
La Londe
Coordinates: 49°18′22″N 0°57′11″E / 49.306°N 0.953°E / 49.306; 0.953Coordinates: 49°18′22″N 0°57′11″E / 49.306°N 0.953°E / 49.306; 0.953
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Elbeuf
Intercommunality Métropole Rouen Normandie
 • Mayor (2008 - 2014) Jean-Pierre Jaouen
Area1 30.98 km2 (11.96 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,239
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76391 /76500
Elevation 20–138 m (66–453 ft)
(avg. 128 m or 420 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.

La Londe is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France. It was first mentioned in historical records in 1170


A forestry and farming village situated some 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Rouen, at the junction of the D132 and the D38 roads. The commune borders the department of the Eure.


Historical population of La Londe
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1194 1423 1672 1738 1900 2007 2239
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


Lunda around 1170. There are more than 45 place-names la Londe in Normandy. It means "the wood, the grove". It derives from Old Norse lundr "grove".

Places of interest[edit]

«Le bûcheron de la forêt de La Londe», sculpted by Paul Richer in 1899
  • A memorial to the Canadian soldiers that liberated the town in August 1944.
  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • A seventeenth-century château.
  • A stone cross from the sixteenth century.
  • Some Roman ruins.

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