Canteleu

Canteleu is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in north-western France.

Canteleu
La Place Gustave Prat, Canteleu

Coat of arms
Location of Canteleu
Canteleu
Canteleu
Coordinates: 49°26′28″N 1°01′34″E
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementRouen
CantonCanteleu
IntercommunalityMétropole Rouen Normandie
Government
  Mayor (2008-2014) Christophe Bouillon
Area
1
17.61 km2 (6.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
15,002
  Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76157 /76380
Elevation2–138 m (6.6–452.8 ft)
(avg. 128 m or 420 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geography

A small town of forestry and light industry situated by the banks of the river Seine, just 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest and over the river from the centre of Rouen, at the junction of the D 51, D 982 and the D 94 roads.

Heraldry

The arms of Canteleu are blazoned :
Argent, a chevron gules between 3 trefoils vert.

Population

Historical population of Canteleu
Year19621968197519821990199920062011
Population10,27813,41514,17415,27616,09015,43014,20614,790
From the year 1962 on: No double countingresidents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • Saint-Martin’s church, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The seventeenth century convent of Sainte-Barbe, built over a cave in the cliffs, overlooking the river.
  • The Flaubert museum.
  • The two churches of St.Pierre, at the hamlets of Bapeaume (1872) and Croisset.
  • Vestiges of a 12th-century castle at Croisset.
  • A Carthaginian column in the park.
  • The sixteenth century Château des Deux-Lions.
  • A turretted house at Dieppedalle.

Notable people

  • Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880) lived at the hamlet of Croisset for 40 years and died here.
  • English painter Robert Henry Cheney (1801–1866) painted several views of and from here, including the watercolour Rouen-From the chateau de Cantelieu, July 19, 1842.

Twin towns

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

Bibliography

  • Alice Lejard, Canteleu aux multiples facettes, 2000 ISBN 2-9516176-0-7
  • Michel Giard, Hurler avec les loups à Canteleu, Éd. Charles Corlet, 2003 ISBN 2847060774


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