Le Trait

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Le Trait
Le Trait is located in France
Le Trait
Le Trait
Coordinates: 49°29′19″N 0°48′22″E / 49.4886°N 0.8061°E / 49.4886; 0.8061Coordinates: 49°29′19″N 0°48′22″E / 49.4886°N 0.8061°E / 49.4886; 0.8061
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Duclair
Intercommunality CREA
 • Mayor (2008 - 2014) Jean-Marie Aline
Area1 17.52 km2 (6.76 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,292
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76709 / 76580
Elevation 1–117 m (3.3–383.9 ft)
(avg. 110 m or 360 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.

Le Trait is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.


An ex-shipbuilding town, nowadays involved in farming, forestry, light industry and port activity. Technip produces flexible pipes for the offshore oil industry in Le Trait and is the biggest employer. Le Trait is situated by the banks of the river Seine, some 15 miles (24 km) west of Rouen on the D982 road.


Arms of Le Trait
The arms of the commune of Le Trait are blazoned :
Per bend sinister azure and argent, a leopard counterchanged.


Historical population of Le Trait
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 6407 6408 6321 5917 5485 5397 8292
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]

  • The church of St. Nicolas, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The ruins of a twelfth-century castle.

See also[edit]



  • Maurice Quemin, Le Trait, berceau de 200 navires, que sont-ils devenus ?, 1988 ISBN|2-9502241-0-5.

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