A view of the town centre
|Intercommunality||CC Canton de Criquetot-l'Esneval|
|• Mayor||François Auber|
|Area1||18.82 km2 (7.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||96/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||76595 /76280|
0–137 m (0–449 ft) |
(avg. 120 m or 390 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.
A farming village in the Pays de Caux, situated some 14 miles (23 km) north of Le Havre, at the junction of the D940, D139 and D111 roads. France’s 2nd largest oil-tanker port (built 1973-1975) and oil depot of ‘’Havre-Antifer’’ is entirely within the borders of the commune.
During World War II, Operation Biting (also known as the Bruneval Raid) was a successful Combined Operations raid to capture components of a German Würzburg radar set at La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer and evacuated by the Bruneval beach on 27/28 February 1942.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- The eighteenth-century château de La Marguerite.
- The monument commemorating the raid in 1942.
- The church of St. Jouin, dating from the sixteenth century.
- The cliffs and the beach, a mixture of sand and pebbles.
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