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I added citation for William the Conqueror moving his residence to Caen. Swiftkick98 (talk) 23:03, 24 April 2019 (UTC)


This is confusing: "Rouen (population 110,000) is a city situated on the Seine river in Normandy, northern France. Population of the metropolitan area (in French: aire urbaine) at the 1999 census was 518,316... Rouen is part of Agglomération de Rouen Haute-Normandie which gathers 34 towns and 391,375 inhabitants" - does a large part of the metro area lie outside the agglomeration? If not the populations are wrong... if so, it is a bit counterintuitive! --VivaEmilyDavies 18:16, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)

You are confusing two different things. On the one hand is the Communauté d'agglomération de Rouen, which is an administrative unit, on the other hand is the metropolitan area (aire urbaine) of Rouen, which is not an administrative unit, but a geographical concept. Check communauté d'agglomération and aire urbaine if you want to understand the difference. The Communauté d'agglomération de Rouen does not include all of the communes that are inside the metropolitan area, because some refused to join in, that's why there are less inhabitants living in the communauté d'agglomération than in the metropolitan area. Hardouin 20:25, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)


This page says the astronomical clock in Gros Horloge street is from the 16th Century; the astronomical clock page says 14th Century. Anyone know which is correct? Moonraker12 12:05, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

According to fr:Gros Horloge: L'horloge enchâssée dans l'arche est l'une des plus anciennes de France : le mouvement a été fabriqué en 1389. L'horloge en elle-même a été installée en 1587, L'arche a été édifiée entre 1527 et 1529. So the arch in which it is placed is early C16th, the clock surroundings are late C16th, but the clock movement itself is late C14th. It depends what the meaning of "astronomical clock" is... Man vyi 14:34, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for that; I've fixed them both to fit. Moonraker12 14:12, 9 November 2007 (UTC)


David V Houston (talk) 20:33, 14 November 2009 (UTC)


Rouen cathedral used to read Notre dame cathedral, which is incorrect because The Notre Dame cathedral is a completely separate cathedral in Paris

There are something like 85 cathedrals in France (I mean "bishop's churches" that is the meaning of the word "cathedral") and 33 out of 85 are called Notre-Dame. Better to have a bit of basic knowledge before adding things about subjects you do not know.

Nortmannus (talk) 19:04, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Joke IIEdit

Why does the article so tactfully fail to mention the civilian French casualties of the Allied bombing raids on Rouen in 1944? Ontologix (talk) 03:52, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Timeline of RouenEdit

What is missing from the somewhat recently created city timeline article? Please add relevant content! Contributions welcome. Thank you. -- M2545 (talk) 10:18, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

History of RouenEdit

History sectionEdit

(copied from User talk:M2545#Rouen for wider discussion)

Hi M2545, I just happened to look at the article for Rouen (mainly because I drove past the other day and was interested to find out about the place). It struck me as odd that the article talks mainly about "technicalities", while the history has been moved to a separate article. At the same time, the history article is reasonably short so that made me wonder why it was moved into a separate article. My gut feeling was to merge this back into the main article to make that one more balanced and well-rounded. As you split the articles at the time, I was wondering what your thoughts are? Regards, pseudonym Jake Brockman talk 11:24, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Jake Brockman: I agree the "History" section in the main Rouen article should have a few paragraphs summarizing the city's history. The separate History of Rouen was created because the city is quite old, and has had an eventful history; the article could be expanded and improved, especially in terms of its sources. Also, the French language version has 36,744 bytes, while the English language one contains only 13,639 bytes at present. -- M2545 (talk) 11:51, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
To be honest, compared to Paris or Stuttgart (two cities I picked randomly), the history article about Rouen already seems like a summary. I don't think it makes sense to summarise this even further without making the history part look like a stub in comparison to other well rounded sections. My instinct would be to merge the history article back into the main article (with redirect - as it was before) until such a point where someone with French skills can take the native article and build on that. pseudonym Jake Brockman talk 13:57, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
@Jake Brockman: It would make sense to copy and paste this discussion to the Talk page of the Rouen article. Do you agree? -- M2545 (talk) 11:17, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

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