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

Jumièges
Ruins of the abbey of Jumièges
Ruins of the abbey of Jumièges
Coat of arms of Jumièges
Coat of arms
Location of Jumièges
Jumièges is located in France
Jumièges
Jumièges
Jumièges is located in Normandy
Jumièges
Jumièges
Coordinates: 49°26′04″N 0°49′17″E / 49.4344°N 0.8214°E / 49.4344; 0.8214Coordinates: 49°26′04″N 0°49′17″E / 49.4344°N 0.8214°E / 49.4344; 0.8214
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementRouen
CantonBarentin
IntercommunalityMétropole Rouen-Normandie
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean Dupont
Area
1
18.75 km2 (7.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,770
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76378 /76480
Elevation0–83 m (0–272 ft)
(avg. 8 m or 26 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 forestry and farming village situated in a meander of the river Seine, some 21 kilometres (13 mi) west of Rouen, at the junction of the D 65 and the D 143 roads. A ferry service operates here, connecting the commune with the south and west sides of the river.

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Jumièges are blazoned :
Azure, a cross Or between 4 keys addorsed argent.



DemographyEdit

YearPop.±%
17931,694—    
18001,850+9.2%
18061,862+0.6%
18211,955+5.0%
18311,847−5.5%
18361,711−7.4%
18411,678−1.9%
18461,674−0.2%
18511,765+5.4%
18561,670−5.4%
18611,602−4.1%
18661,618+1.0%
18721,073−33.7%
18761,084+1.0%
18811,015−6.4%
18861,028+1.3%
18911,027−0.1%
18961,020−0.7%
1901995−2.5%
19061,012+1.7%
1911928−8.3%
1921872−6.0%
1926847−2.9%
1931867+2.4%
1936880+1.5%
19461,078+22.5%
19541,088+0.9%
19621,214+11.6%
19681,305+7.5%
19751,474+13.0%
19821,634+10.9%
19901,641+0.4%
19991,714+4.4%
20061,715+0.1%
20071,715+0.0%
20081,718+0.2%
20091,719+0.1%
20101,736+1.0%
20111,753+1.0%
20121,769+0.9%
20131,767−0.1%
20141,778+0.6%

Places of interestEdit

  • The church of St. Valentin, dating from the eleventh century.
  • The ruins of the tenth-century church of St.Pierre.
  • An eighteenth-century chapel.
  • Several lesser buildings dating from the eleventh century.

Jumièges AbbeyEdit

It is best known as the site of Jumièges Abbey, a typical Norman abbey of the Romanesque period, and the home of the pro-Norman chronicler William of Jumièges who wrote the Gesta Normannorum Ducum about 1070. Now ruined, the abbey dates from 1067, when it was consecrated in the presence of William the Conqueror[2]

 
The towers of Jumièges abbey
 
The river ferry

People linked with the communeEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Le Maho, Jacques (2001). Jumièges Abbey. Monum, Éditions du patrimoine. ISBN 2-85822-397-1.

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