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

Barentin
Viaduct
Viaduct
Coat of arms of Barentin
Coat of arms
Location of Barentin
Barentin is located in France
Barentin
Barentin
Barentin is located in Normandy
Barentin
Barentin
Coordinates: 49°33′N 0°57′E / 49.55°N 0.95°E / 49.55; 0.95Coordinates: 49°33′N 0°57′E / 49.55°N 0.95°E / 49.55; 0.95
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementRouen
CantonBarentin
Government
 • MayorMichel Bentot
Area
1
12.74 km2 (4.92 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
12,479
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76057 /76360
Elevation30–128 m (98–420 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 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.

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GeographyEdit

A town of light industry and farming situated by the banks of the Austreberthe River in the Pays de Caux, some 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Rouen at the junction of the D6015, D143 and the D104 roads. SNCF operates a TER rail service here.

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Barentin are blazoned :
Azure, a viaduct argent masonned sable, and in chief 3 bees Or.



PopulationEdit

Historical population of Barentin
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population7962979010,77312,36412,72112,83612,479
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interestEdit

  • The church of St.Martin, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • A museum.
  • A seventeenth century fountain on the town square.
  • More than 200 statues in the town, by Rodin, Janniot, Bourdelle, Drivier, Frémiet, Lagriffoul, etc.
  • The railway viaduct, constructed in 1847 by Joseph Locke, with 27 arches 33m high.
  • The sixteenth century chapel of Saint-Hélier.

Notable peopleEdit

International relationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • INSEE
  • Émile Lefort, Barentin autrefois, aujourd'hui, Rouen, 1933 ISBN 2-84373-627-7
  1. ^ Chapman, Phil (May 2006). "Petersfield Twinning Association". Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
  2. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20.

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