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Barentin is a commune in the Seine-Maritimemarker department in the Haute-Normandiemarker region in northern Francemarker.

Geography

A town of light industry and farming situated by the banks of the Austreberthe Rivermarker in the Pays de Cauxmarker, some northwest of Rouenmarker at the junction of the D6015, D143 and the D104 roads. SNCF operates a TER rail service here.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
7962 9790 10,773 12,364 12,721 12,836 12,479
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates


Places of interest

  • The church of St.Martin, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • A museum.
  • A seventeenth century fountain on the town square.
  • More than 200 statues in the town, by Rodin, Janniot, Bourdelle, Drivier, Frémiet, Lagriffoul, etc.
  • The railway viaduct, constructed in 1847 by Joseph Locke, with 27 arches 33m high.
  • The sixteenth century chapel of Saint-Hélier.


Notable people



Twin towns



See also



References

  • INSEE
  • Émile Lefort, Barentin autrefois, aujourd'hui, Rouenmarker, 1933 ISBN2843736277


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