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Tancarville Bridge
Coat of arms of Tancarville
Coat of arms
Tancarville is located in France
Coordinates: 49°29′16″N 0°27′16″E / 49.4878°N 0.4544°E / 49.4878; 0.4544Coordinates: 49°29′16″N 0°27′16″E / 49.4878°N 0.4544°E / 49.4878; 0.4544
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Bolbec
Intercommunality CA Caux vallée de Seine
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Céline Turquetille
Area1 7.42 km2 (2.86 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,246
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76684 /76430
Elevation 0–117 m (0–384 ft)
(avg. 90 m or 300 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.

Tancarville is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region of northern France.


Tancarville is a farming village surrounded by woodland, by the banks of the river Seine in the Pays de Caux, some 14 miles (23 km) east of Le Havre and near the junction of the D39, D982 and D910 roads at the eastern end of the A131 autoroute. The canal de Tancarville to le Havre starts here and it is also the site of the 125 m high Tancarville Bridge.


Tancarvilla 1103; Tancardi villae 1114; Tankrad's farm. Germanic male given name Tankrad > Tancred, common in the duchy of Normandy. The first lords of Tancarville were the chamberlains of the Norman dukes, and then of the King of England too. William de Tancarville, a grandson of Stephen, Count of Tréguier, trained William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke whom he knighted in 1166. The title Earl of Tankerville was created in the Peerage of England for John Grey by King Henry V, during the Hundred Years' War and still exists, albeit in a later creation.


Arms of Tancarville
The arms of Tancarville are blazoned :
Gules, an escutcheon argent between 8 angennes (roses) in orle. (Note: this angenne is very rose-like, not the highly stylized cinqfoil.)


Historical population of Tancarville
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 938 921 1026 1139 1326 1236 1246
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[edit]

The 12th-century Château de Tancarville
The vivier (park) of Tancarville
  • The 19th-century church of St. Michel
  • The 12th-century Château de Tancarville and chapel
  • An 18th-century château
  • The château of Drumare.
  • The Tancarville Bridge.
  • Vivier de Tancarville, a large natural reserve.

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