|Area1||12.28 km2 (4.74 sq mi)|
|• Density||31/km2 (81/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||27648 /27340|
|Elevation||79–137 m (259–449 ft)
(avg. 130 m or 430 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.
- Joseph Lion: published a study in the Almanac Normand-Percheron in 1908 on the use of potash fertilizer in Normandy
Tostes is often accredited as the location of Charles and Emma Bovary's first home in Gustave Flaubert's novel; in actuality, it is the commune of Tôtes (postal code 76890) in the department of Seine-Maritime (previously Seine-Inférieure) that inspired the novelist. The confusion stems from the fact that in the 19th century the names of both locales were indiscriminately spelled as Tostes, Tôtes, or Totes.This information can be found in several sources, including the website of the University of Rouen, which has devoted much of the past two decades to numerous research studies on the genesis of Madame Bovary. On this map, the proximity of Totes to Yvetot leaves no doubt as to the location of the village where Charles Bovary was established as a health officer.
- Arrêté préfectoral 16 December 2016 (French)
- "Les Engrais Potassiques en Normandie". Almanac Normand-Percheron. 1908. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
- "Les environs de Tôtes à l'époque de Madame Bovary". Université de Rouen. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
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