Tourville-la-Rivière

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Tourville-la-Rivière
Coat of arms of Tourville-la-Rivière
Coat of arms
Tourville-la-Rivière is located in France
Tourville-la-Rivière
Tourville-la-Rivière
Coordinates: 49°19′44″N 1°06′22″E / 49.329°N 1.106°E / 49.329; 1.106Coordinates: 49°19′44″N 1°06′22″E / 49.329°N 1.106°E / 49.329; 1.106
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Caudebec-lès-Elbeuf
Intercommunality CREA
Government
 • Mayor (2008 - 2014) Noël Levillain
Area1 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,350
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76705 /76410
Elevation 2–82 m (6.6–269.0 ft)
(avg. 11 m or 36 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.

Tourville-la-Rivière is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A small farming and light industrial town situated by the banks of the Seine, some 9 miles (14 km) south of Rouen at the junction of the D144, D7 and the D13 roads.
Junction 21 of the A13 autoroute is within the commune’s borders. SNCF operates a TER rail service to the town. A huge new shopping centre was opened here in 2006.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Tourville-la-Rivière
The arms of the commune of Tourville-la-Rivière are blazoned :
Bendy argent and azure, a crowned lion gules between 3 escallops Or.



Population[edit]

Historical population of Tourville-la-Rivière
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 953 1102 1419 1828 1886 2280 2350
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 shopping centre.
  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The seventeenth-century chateau of Tourville at Bédane, with a dovecote built in 1691 and a 15th-century chapel.
  • A seventeenth-century stone cross.
  • A Roman necropolis of 150 to 200 tombs with pottery and coins all discovered during the building of the SNCF railway.

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