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Coat of arms of Mont-Saint-Aignan
Coat of arms
Mont-Saint-Aignan is located in France
Coordinates: 49°27′47″N 1°05′18″E / 49.4630°N 1.0883°E / 49.4630; 1.0883Coordinates: 49°27′47″N 1°05′18″E / 49.4630°N 1.0883°E / 49.4630; 1.0883
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Mont-Saint-Aignan
Intercommunality CREA
 • Mayor (2008 - 2014) Pierre Léautey
Area1 7.94 km2 (3.07 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 21,150
 • Density 2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76451 / 76130
Elevation 44–171 m (144–561 ft)
(avg. 145 m or 476 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.

Mont-Saint-Aignan is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.

The inhabitants of the town of Mont-Saint-Aignan are "Mont-Saint-Aignan, Mont-Saint-Aignanaises."[1]

Due to the presence of higher education institutions (notably the NEOMA Business School) and the city's relatively small population, Mont-Saint-Aignan is considered the French city that has the largest proportion of students relative to its population (students represented in 2014 25,61% of the total population).[2]


The town is the fifth-largest suburb of the city of Rouen and lies directly adjacent to the north side of Rouen at the junction of the D121 and D43. In addition to its population of 21,265, there are also around 20,000 students at the University and the various Grandes Écoles.


The parishes of Saint-Aignan (Sanctum Anianum) and Mont-aux-Malades (Monte Infirmorum, which takes its name from a hospital) are mentioned in documents dating back to the 12th century. Henry II built a church there dedicated to Thomas Becket in 1176 in an attempt to make up for his unwitting role in the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The modern commune of Mont-Saint-Aignan was created in the early 19th century (1815–1819) out of the merger of the parishes of Saint-Aignan, Notre-Dame-de-Bondeville, Le Houlme, Maromme, Saint-Aignan-sur-Ry, Saint-Jean-du-Cardonnay, and Saint-Denis-de-Bondeville.


Arms of Mont-Saint-Aignan
Arms of Mont-Saint-Aignan are blazoned :
Or, a leopard gules within a laurel wreath vert, and on a chief indented azure, 3 fleurs de lys and 2 half ones Or



Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
9989 16,031 19,146 19,736 19,961 21,265 21,150
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St. Jacques, dating from the eleventh century, used as a workshop after the Revolution.
  • The church of St. Thomas, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The sixteenth century church of St. Aignan.
  • The nineteenth century church of St. Andre.
  • The modern church of Notre-Dame-de-Miséricorde (1970).
  • The chapel of the Petit-Séminaire (1862).
  • Several ancient houses.

Colleges and universities[edit]


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