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Coat of arms of Sotteville-lès-Rouen
Coat of arms
Sotteville-lès-Rouen is located in France
Coordinates: 49°24′33″N 1°05′24″E / 49.4092°N 1.09°E / 49.4092; 1.09Coordinates: 49°24′33″N 1°05′24″E / 49.4092°N 1.09°E / 49.4092; 1.09
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Le Petit-Quevilly, Sotteville-lès-Rouen
Intercommunality CREA
 • Mayor (2014 - 2020) Luce Pane (PS)
Area1 7.44 km2 (2.87 sq mi)
 • Urban 448 km2 (173 sq mi)
 • Metro (1999) 1,582.51 km2 (611.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 30,076
 • Rank 251st in France
 • Density 4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
 • Urban (2006) 405,392
 • Urban density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
 • Metro (1999) 518,316
 • Metro density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC +1) (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76681 /

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.

Sotteville-lès-Rouen is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.


The largest suburb of the city of Rouen and adjacent to it, some 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the centre of Rouen at the junction of the D94 and the D18 roads.


Arms of Sotteville-lès-Rouen
The arms of Sotteville-lès-Rouen are blazoned :
Per bend 1: Azure, a beehive within 7 bees in orle Or; 2: Vert, a Budicom locomotive Or; a bend gules fimbriated argent, and on a chief gules, a leopard Or armed and langued azure.


The métro connects the commune with Rouen and Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray.

The commune used to be a railway town in the days of the old Rouen tramway.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
33,443 34,495 31,659 30,558 29,544 29,553 30,076
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The three churches of Notre-Dame, St. Vincent and Notre-Dame, all dating from the twentieth century.


See also[edit]



  • L. Leroy, D. Andrieu et J.-F. Glabik, Sotteville, une vie, éd. Maison pour Tous, 1989 ; 1991 ISBN 2-909094-00-6
  • Guy Pessiot, Histoire de l’agglomération rouennaise : la rive gauche, éd. du P’tit Normand, 1990 ISBN 978-2-906258-22-8

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