|Residents||1,254,378 (Jan. 1, 2017)|
|Population density||200 inhabitants per km²|
President of the
Location of the department of Seine-Maritime in the
The Seine-Maritime [ sɛnmaʀitim ] is the French department with the atomic number 76. It is in the north of the country in the region Normandy and after the river Seine and its maritime named location.
The Seine-Maritime department borders in the south on the Eure department , with which it formed the Haute-Normandie region, in the west and north on the English Channel and in the east on the Somme and Oise departments of the Hauts-de-France region .
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The department was founded in 1792 under the name Seine-Inférieure and consisted of the seven districts Cany , Caudebec-en-Caux , Dieppe , Gournay , Montivilliers , Neufchâtel , Rouen . In 1800 the arrondissements of Dieppe , Le Havre , Rouen , Neufchâtel and Yvetot were founded, the latter two were dissolved in 1926. In 1955 the department received its current name Seine-Maritime .
From 1960 to 2015 it belonged to the Haute-Normandie region , which became part of the Normandy region in 2016 .
The most populous municipalities in the Seine-Maritime department are:
|Le Havre||170.147||Le Havre|
January 1, 2017
population / km²
- List of communes in the Seine-Maritime department
- List of cantons in the Seine-Maritime department
- List of associations of municipalities in the Seine-Maritime department
Culture and sights
Impressive cliffs on the Alabaster coast of Normandy , lots of green in the Pays de Caux , apple trees and Norman thatched-roof houses determine the landscape of the Seine-Maritime department. Rouen is the capital of Upper Normandy. In total, the Métropole Rouen Normandy consists of 71 municipalities and has 494,400 inhabitants. By the Seine-Maritime department, the valley attracts Its that big here meander draws. Also on the Seine is the Jumièges Abbey , which Victor Hugo described as the most beautiful ruin in France. In the restaurants in this area you can try the following culinary specialties: Neufchâtel cheese from the town of the same name, herring from Le Tréport, trout and salmon from Bresle, fish soup from Dieppe, duck “à la rouennaise”.
Average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Dieppe , 37 meters above sea level
Source: Jean-Noël Darde: Plages et côtes de France. Éditions Balland, Paris 1991
Days per year with
- Rainfalls over 1 mm: 125
- Frost: 37
- First frost: November 14th
- Last frost: April 10th
- Snow: 9
- Thunderstorm: 11
- Hail: 4
- http://www.seinemaritime.net/institution/le-president.html accessed on April 26, 2015