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The town hall in Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis
The town hall in Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis
Coat of arms of Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis
Coat of arms
Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis is located in France
Location within Normandy region
Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis is located in Normandy
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 Métropole Rouen Normandie
 • 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 UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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.


Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis is 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 current official name of the town derives from a mistaken etymology dating back to French Revolution. Political authorities have retained and not reformed this quaint error to the present day. A more rational name would be "Saint-Léger-Bourdeny", after its ancient name "Bourdeny", a Gallo-Roman toponym in -acum, formed with the Germanic personal name Burdinus, thus Burdiniacum > Bourdeny. 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.

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