Le Trait

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Le Trait
Commune
Coat of arms of Le Trait
Coat of arms
Le Trait is located in France
Le Trait
Le Trait
Location within Normandy region
Le Trait is located in Normandy
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 Barentin
Intercommunality Métropole Rouen Normandie
Government
 • 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)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 Normandie region in north-western France.

Geography[edit]

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 D 982 road.

Heraldry[edit]

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



Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 476 —    
1800 458 −3.8%
1806 448 −2.2%
1821 501 +11.8%
1831 464 −7.4%
1836 517 +11.4%
1841 530 +2.5%
1846 532 +0.4%
1851 570 +7.1%
1856 543 −4.7%
1861 536 −1.3%
1866 522 −2.6%
1872 465 −10.9%
1876 504 +8.4%
1881 445 −11.7%
1886 466 +4.7%
1891 498 +6.9%
1896 460 −7.6%
1901 427 −7.2%
1906 392 −8.2%
1911 366 −6.6%
1921 1,570 +329.0%
1926 1,767 +12.5%
1931 2,932 +65.9%
1936 3,200 +9.1%
1946 3,593 +12.3%
1954 4,569 +27.2%
1962 6,407 +40.2%
1968 6,408 +0.0%
1975 6,321 −1.4%
1982 5,917 −6.4%
1990 5,485 −7.3%
1999 5,397 −1.6%
2006 5,217 −3.3%
2007 5,186 −0.6%
2008 5,172 −0.3%
2009 5,305 +2.6%
2010 5,270 −0.7%
2011 5,254 −0.3%
2012 5,239 −0.3%
2013 5,195 −0.8%
2014 5,200 +0.1%

Places of interest[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

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

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