Last modified: 2010-11-12 by ivan sache
Keywords: seine-maritime | haute-normandie |
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Traditional province: Normandy
Bordering departments: Eure, Oise, Somme
Area: 6,278 km2
Population (2005): 1,254,000 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Dieppe, Le Havre
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 69 cantons, 745 communes.
The department is named after river Seine (776 km),
tributary of the English Channel.
Formerly known as Seine-Inférieure (Lower Seine), the department was renamed Seine-Maritime on 18 January 1955.
Ivan Sache, 14 November 2009