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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Elbeuf
Coat of arms
Elbeuf is located in France
Location within Normandy region
Elbeuf is located in Normandy
Coordinates: 49°17′N 1°01′E / 49.29°N 1.01°E / 49.29; 1.01Coordinates: 49°17′N 1°01′E / 49.29°N 1.01°E / 49.29; 1.01
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Elbeuf
Intercommunality Métropole Rouen Normandie
 • Mayor (2008 - 2014) Djoudé Merabet
Area1 16.32 km2 (6.30 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 17,494
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 76231 /76500
Elevation 2–133 m (6.6–436.4 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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.

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


A light industrial town situated by the banks of the Seine some 11 miles (18 km) south of Rouen at the junction of the D7, D321 and the D313 roads. The commune’s territory is largely residential to the north but the southern section is covered by thick woodland. Its position by a meander of the Seine leaves the town susceptible to flooding.


The first written record of the town was in the 10th century, on a map of Richard I of Normandy, under the name "Wellebou". According to the Nuttall Encyclopedia of 1907, it had a flourishing manufacturing business in cloth, woollens, and similar items.


Arms of Elbeuf
The arms of Elbeuf are blazoned :
Per pale: 1 Or, a patriarchal cross gules issuant from a base, supporting a grapevine vert fructed purpure, 2 Azure, a beehive Or on a base vert, beset by bees Or.


Historical population of Elbeuf
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The mairie, also housing the museum.
  • Two seventeenth-century churches.
  • Some sixteenth-century houses.
  • A fifteenth-century stone cross.
  • The theatre (1890), renovated in the late twentieth century.
Place du Calvaire and the Tramway around 1900

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Germany Lingen, Germany

See also[edit]

Elbeuf - Quartier du Puchot


External links[edit]