Rouen

This article is about the capital of Normandy. For other uses, see Rouen (disambiguation).
Rouen
Top: Downtown Rouen and the Seine River. Middle left: Maritime museum. Centre: The Great-Clock. Middle right: Gustave-Flaubert Bridge. Bottom: Rouen Cathedral.
Top: Downtown Rouen and the Seine River. Middle left: Maritime museum. Centre: The Great-Clock. Middle right: Gustave-Flaubert Bridge. Bottom: Rouen Cathedral.
Coat of arms of Rouen
Coat of arms
Rouen is located in France
Rouen
Rouen
Coordinates: 49°26′N 1°06′E / 49.44°N 1.10°E / 49°26′N 1°06′E / 49.44; 1.10
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Intercommunality Métropole Rouen Normandie
Government
 • Mayor (2012–2014) Yvon Robert ( PS)
Area1 21.38 km2 (8.25 sq mi)
 • Urban 448 km2 (173 sq mi)
 • Metro (2010) 1,800 km2 (700 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 111,557
 • Rank 36th in France
 • Density 5,200/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
 •  Urban (2010) 494,382
 • Urban density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
 •  Metro (2010) 650,000
 • Metro density 360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC +1) ( UTC+1)
 • Summer ( DST) CEST ( UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76540
Website www.rouen.fr

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.

Rouen (French pronunciation: ​ [ʁwɑ̃]; Frankish/ Old High German: Rodomo; Latin: Rotomagus) is a city on the River Seine in the north of France. It is the capital of the region of Normandy. Formerly one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, Rouen was the seat of the Exchequer of Normandy during the Middle Ages. It was one of the capitals of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, which ruled both England and large parts of modern France from the 11th to the 15th centuries.

The population of the metropolitan area (in French: agglomération) at the 2007 census was 532,559, with the city proper having an estimated population of 110,276. People from Rouen are known as Rouennais.

Administration

Rouen and its metropolitan area of 70 suburban communes form the Agglomeration community of Rouen-Elbeuf-Austreberthe (CREA), with 494,382 inhabitants at the 2010 census. In descending order of population, the largest of these suburbs are Sotteville-lès-Rouen, Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, Le Grand-Quevilly, Le Petit-Quevilly, and Mont-Saint-Aignan, each with a population exceeding 20,000.