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Tancarville

Tancarville
Tancarville Bridge
Tancarville is located in France
Tancarville
Tancarville
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc
Intercommunality Caux-Vallée de Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Céline Turquetille
Area1 7.42 km2 (2.86 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,246
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76684 / 76430
Elevation 0–117 m (0–384 ft)
(avg. 90 m or 300 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.

Tancarville is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Upper Normandy region of northern France.

Geography

Tancarville is a farming village surrounded by woodland, by the banks of the river Seine in the Pays de Caux, some 14 miles (23 km) east of Le Havre and near the junction of the D39, D982 and D910 roads at the eastern end of the A131 autoroute. The canal de Tancarville to le Havre starts here and it is also the site of the 125 m high Tancarville Bridge.

History

Tancarvilla 1103; Tancardi villae 1114; Tankrad's farm. Germanic male given name Tankrad > Tancred, common in the duchy of Normandy. The first lords of Tancarville were the chamberlains of the Norman dukes, and then of the King of England too. William de Tancarville, a grandson of Stephen, Count of Tréguier, trained William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke whom he knighted in 1166. The title Earl of Tankerville was created in the Peerage of England for John Grey by King Henry V, during the Hundred Years' War and still exists, albeit in a later creation.

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