From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Coat of arms of Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis
Coat of arms
Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis is located in France
Coordinates: 49°26′07″N 1°09′05″E / 49.4353°N 1.1514°E / 49.4353; 1.1514Coordinates: 49°26′07″N 1°09′05″E / 49.4353°N 1.1514°E / 49.4353; 1.1514
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Darnétal
Intercommunality CREA
 • Mayor (2008 - 2014) Nicolle Rimasson
Area1 2.81 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,292
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76599 /76160
Elevation 20–138 m (66–453 ft)
(avg. 133 m or 436 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-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.


A light industrial suburban town surrounded by woodland and situated in the Roumois, just 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the centre of Rouen at the junction of the D42 and the D138 roads.



The name of the town has the current spelling by false etymology. It ought to be "Saint-Léger-Bourdeny", as it was formerly called "Bourdeny", a Gallo-Roman toponym in -acum, formed with the Germanic personal name Burdinus, thus Burdiniacum > Bourdeny. It is high time to correct the uselessly complex current spelling, which dates from the French Revolution. Burdinus, a given name, gave rise to the patronymic surnames Bourdain and Bourdin, common in west central France.

A similar name can be found in the Merovingian toponym Bourdainville.


Arms of Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis
The arms of Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis are blazoned :
Gules, a chevron between 2 leopards heads and a spindle bendwise sinister argent.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1925 2144 2381 2953 2772 3124 3292
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Léger, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The debris of a tenth-century castle.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]