Montivilliers

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Montivilliers
The abbey cloisters
The abbey cloisters
Coat of arms of Montivilliers
Coat of arms
Location of Montivilliers
Montivilliers is located in France
Montivilliers
Montivilliers
Montivilliers is located in Normandy
Montivilliers
Montivilliers
Coordinates: 49°32′49″N 0°11′20″E / 49.5469°N 0.1889°E / 49.5469; 0.1889Coordinates: 49°32′49″N 0°11′20″E / 49.5469°N 0.1889°E / 49.5469; 0.1889
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementLe Havre
CantonLe Havre-2
IntercommunalityCA havraise
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2015) Daniel Petit
Area
1
19.09 km2 (7.37 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
16,451
 • Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76447 /76290
Elevation2–94 m (6.6–308.4 ft)
(avg. 8 m or 26 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.

Montivilliers is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A large light industrial and farming town by the banks of the river Lézarde in the Pays de Caux, situated just 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Le Havre, at the junction of the D489, D52, D926 and D31 roads.

History[edit]

Pre-Roman archaeological discoveries include Bronze Age axes and jade jewelry. The old Roman road from here to Harfleur was destroyed by the English in 1415.
The Abbey Church of Notre-Dame, sometimes referred to as 'Montvilliers Abbey' dates back to 684, although it was destroyed a Viking raid in 850, and rebuilt as a church in both the Romanesque and Gothic styles.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Montivilliers
The arms of Montivilliers are blazoned :
Gules, a church argent, the door open, and the bell tower pierced of the field, topped with the head of a crozier Or, between 2 inescutcheons of France, and in base a lizard fesswise vert. (France=Azure, 3 fleurs-de-lys Or)



Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
8427 8910 10,563 15,030 17,067 16,556 16,451
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

People[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sébastien Lepape". sochi2014.com. Retrieved 11 February 2014.

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