Elbeuf

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

Elbeuf
Town hall

Coat of arms
Location of Elbeuf
Elbeuf
Elbeuf
Coordinates: 49°17′N 1°01′E
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementRouen
CantonElbeuf
IntercommunalityMétropole Rouen Normandie
Government
  Mayor (2008  2014) Djoudé Merabet
Area
1
16.32 km2 (6.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
16,773
  Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76231 /76500
Elevation2–133 m (6.6–436.4 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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 light industrial town situated by the banks of the Seine some 11 miles (18 km) south of Rouen at the junction of the D7, D321 and the D313 roads. The commune's territory is largely residential to the north but the southern section is covered by thick woodland. Its position by a meander of the Seine leaves the town susceptible to flooding.

History

The first written record of the town was in the 10th century, on a map of Richard I of Normandy, under the name "Wellebou". It passed into the hands of the houses of Rieux and Lorraine, and was raised to the rank of a duchy in the peerage of France by Henry III in favour of Charles de Lorraine. The last duke of Elbeuf was Charles Eugène of Lorraine.[2]

Heraldry

The arms of Elbeuf are blazoned :
Per pale: 1 Or, a patriarchal cross gules issuant from a base, supporting a grapevine vert fructed purpure, 2 Azure, a beehive Or on a base vert, beset by bees Or.

Population

Historical population of Elbeuf
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population18,98819,40719,11617,22416,60416,66617,494
From the year 1962 on: No double countingresidents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • The mairie, also housing the museum.
  • Two seventeenth-century churches.
  • Some sixteenth-century houses.
  • A fifteenth-century stone cross.
  • The theatre (1890), renovated in the late twentieth century.

Notable people

Twin towns

Lingen, Germany

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2.  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Elbeuf". Encyclopædia Britannica. 9 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 163.


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