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Cultural centre "Le Rive Gauche"
Cultural centre "Le Rive Gauche"
Coat of arms of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray
Coat of arms
Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray is located in France
Coordinates: 49°22′43″N 1°06′18″E / 49.3786°N 1.105°E / 49.3786; 1.105Coordinates: 49°22′43″N 1°06′18″E / 49.3786°N 1.105°E / 49.3786; 1.105
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, Sotteville-lès-Rouen-Est
Intercommunality CREA
 • Mayor (2008 - 2014) Hubert Wulfranc
Area1 18.25 km2 (7.05 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 28,258
 • Density 1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76575 / 76800
Elevation 3–87 m (9.8–285.4 ft)
(avg. 37 m or 121 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.

Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.


The tramway at the Technopôle terminus

A large suburban town of light industry and forestry situated by the banks of the Seine, some 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the centre of Rouen on the D18 and the D18e roads. The commune is served by the Rouen Tramway.


Arms of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray
The arms of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray are blazoned :
Gules, 2 leopards respectant Or, armed and langued azure, issuant from the sides of the field, and maintaining a toothed wheel, in base 3 barrulets wavy argent, and on a chief azure a crozier head Or between 2 sessile oaks argent, all issuant from the line of division. (Quercus petraea)


Historical population of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 25,833 34,713 37,242 32,444 30,731 29,092 28,258
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Twin towns[edit]

Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray is twinned with Nordenham (Germany), Nova Kakhovka (Ukraine), and Gateshead, Tyne and Wear (UK).

Places of interest[edit]

  • The sixteenth century church of St.Étienne.
  • The church of St. Thérèse.
  • The twentieth century church of Notre-Dame.
  • "Le Rive Gauche" cultural centre.
  • The Technopole at Madrillet.
  • The fifteenth-century manorhouse du Madrillet, in the forest.

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