|• Mayor (2008–2014 intercomm = Pont-Audemer)||Michel Leroux|
|Area1||9.35 km2 (3.61 sq mi)|
|• Density||930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||27467 / 27500|
|Elevation||2–115 m (6.6–377 ft)
(avg. 9 m or 30 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.|
The commune is situated on the river Risle, 13 km upstream from its outflow into the Seine. It lies on the border between the regions Roumois and Lieuvin .
The commune was spared substantial damage to its historic buildings during the Battle of Normandy. Nowadays the half-timbered buildings and the canals running between them are a tourist attraction. The church of Saint-Ouen is noted for its Renaissaince stained glass.
- Laetitia Casta, supermodel, was born there in 1978.
- Hervé Morin, politician, current French Minister of Defence was born there in 1961.
- Alexis Vastine, boxer, was born there in 1986.
Pont-Audemer has a railway station, Gare de Pont-Audemer, but passenger services were ceased in 1969. The station is served by TER Haute-Normandie buses. PontAuRail, a heritage railway association, ran two Diesel multiple units (a X4500 and a X2400) from Pont-Audemer to Honfleur between 1995 and 2006.
Until 1926, Pont-Audemer was a sub-prefecture of the Eure department.
The city is evoked in a poem of Paul Verlaine called "The Apollo of Pont-Audemer."
Twin towns - sister cities
Pont-Audemer is twinned with:
- Communes of the Eure department
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