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Pierre Corneille's house
Pierre Corneille's house
Coat of arms of Petit-Couronne
Coat of arms
Petit-Couronne is located in France
Location within Normandy region
Petit-Couronne is located in Normandy
Coordinates: 49°23′11″N 1°01′42″E / 49.3864°N 1.0283°E / 49.3864; 1.0283Coordinates: 49°23′11″N 1°01′42″E / 49.3864°N 1.0283°E / 49.3864; 1.0283
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Le Grand-Quevilly
Intercommunality Métropole Rouen Normandie
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Dominique Randon
Area1 12.8 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 9,097
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 76497 /76650
Elevation 2–108 m (6.6–354.3 ft)
(avg. 15 m or 49 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.

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


A port town of oil refineries, light industry and forestry situated by the banks of the Seine, just 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the centre of Rouen at the junction of the D3 and the N338 roads.

Coat of arms[edit]

Arms of Petit-Couronne
The arms of Petit-Couronne are blazoned :
Azure, an anchor argent surmounted by 2 torches in saltire Or, and on a chief wavy azure fimbriatd argent, 3 lions heads erased gules. (created 1986)[citation needed]


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
3901 4861 5686 6340 8122 8621 8775
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • Menhirs from pre-Roman times.
  • The church of St.Aubin, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • The sixteenth-century house of writer Pierre Corneille, now a museum.
  • Several 17th/18th-century houses and a dovecote.


  • Pierre Corneille, writer, poet and dramatist once lived here.
  • Marcelly, full name Marcel Jules Turmel, Music-hall singer (1882-1966)
  • Germaine Beaumont, writer and journalist, was born here.

Twin towns[edit]

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