Le Houlme

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

Le Houlme
The Malaunay-Le Houlme railway station
The Malaunay-Le Houlme railway station
Location of Le Houlme
Le Houlme is located in France
Le Houlme
Le Houlme
Le Houlme is located in Normandy
Le Houlme
Le Houlme
Coordinates: 49°30′29″N 1°02′10″E / 49.508°N 1.036°E / 49.508; 1.036Coordinates: 49°30′29″N 1°02′10″E / 49.508°N 1.036°E / 49.508; 1.036
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementRouen
CantonNotre-Dame-de-Bondeville
IntercommunalityMétropole Rouen Normandie
Government
 • MayorDaniel Grenier
Area
1
2.97 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
4,050
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76366 /76770
Elevation22–128 m (72–420 ft)
(avg. 47 m or 154 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 light industrial and farming town situated by the banks of the Cailly River, some 7 miles (11 km) northwest of the centre of Rouen at the junction of the D51, D90 and the D927 roads. SNCF operates a TER service here. The town is located in a place where the Cailly River's valley is beginning to narrow. Thus, the town extends from the Cailly River's valley to the beginning of the plateau of Normandy, with some housings located on the cliffs leading to the plateau itself.

PopulationEdit

Historical population of Le Houlme
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population3704393543244351434943974188
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, an interesting example of neo-gothic architectural style.
  • The war memorial, on the central square of the town ("Place des Canadiens", referring to the Canadian soldiers who were the first of the Allies to step in the town at the end of World War II).
  • In the streets closer to the Cailly River, it is possible to see several typical factory worker houses from the 19th century, reminding the industrial past of the town and of the Cailly River's valley.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

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