Canteleu

Canteleu (French pronunciation: ​[kɑ̃tlø]) is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in north-western France.

Canteleu
La Place Gustave Prat, Canteleu
La Place Gustave Prat, Canteleu
Coat of arms of Canteleu
Coat of arms
Location of Canteleu
Canteleu is located in France
Canteleu
Canteleu
Canteleu is located in Normandy
Canteleu
Canteleu
Coordinates: 49°26′28″N 1°01′34″E / 49.4411°N 1.0261°E / 49.4411; 1.0261Coordinates: 49°26′28″N 1°01′34″E / 49.4411°N 1.0261°E / 49.4411; 1.0261
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementRouen
CantonCanteleu
IntercommunalityMétropole Rouen Normandie
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Mélanie Boulanger[1]
Area
1
17.61 km2 (6.80 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
14,244
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/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.

GeographyEdit

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.

HeraldryEdit

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



PopulationEdit

Historical population of Canteleu
Year19621968197519821990199920062011
Population10,27813,41514,17415,27616,09015,43014,20614,790
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

  • 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 peopleEdit

  • 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 townsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.

BibliographyEdit

  • 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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