Le Trait

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Le Trait
The town hall in Le Trait
The town hall in Le Trait
Coat of arms of Le Trait
Coat of arms
Location of Le Trait
Le Trait is located in France
Le Trait
Le Trait
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
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementRouen
CantonBarentin
IntercommunalityMétropole Rouen Normandie
Government
 • Mayor (2008 - 2014) Jean-Marie Aline
Area
1
17.52 km2 (6.76 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
5,075
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76709 /76580
Elevation1–117 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.

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
YearPop.±%
1793476—    
1800458−3.8%
1806448−2.2%
1821501+11.8%
1831464−7.4%
1836517+11.4%
1841530+2.5%
1846532+0.4%
1851570+7.1%
1856543−4.7%
1861536−1.3%
1866522−2.6%
1872465−10.9%
1876504+8.4%
1881445−11.7%
1886466+4.7%
1891498+6.9%
1896460−7.6%
1901427−7.2%
1906392−8.2%
1911366−6.6%
19211,570+329.0%
19261,767+12.5%
19312,932+65.9%
19363,200+9.1%
19463,593+12.3%
19544,569+27.2%
19626,407+40.2%
19686,408+0.0%
19756,321−1.4%
19825,917−6.4%
19905,485−7.3%
19995,397−1.6%
20065,217−3.3%
20075,186−0.6%
20085,172−0.3%
20095,305+2.6%
20105,270−0.7%
20115,254−0.3%
20125,239−0.3%
20135,195−0.8%
20145,200+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]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

Bibliography[edit]

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

External links[edit]