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Crépy-en-Valois

Crépy-en-Valois
Church of Saint Denis
Church of Saint Denis
Crépy-en-Valois is located in France
Crépy-en-Valois
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Oise
Arrondissement Senlis
Intercommunality Pays de Valois
Government
 • Mayor Arnaud Foubert
Area1 16.28 km2 (6.29 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 14,514
 • Density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 60176 / 
Elevation 62–150 m (203–492 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.

Crépy-en-Valois is a commune in the Oise department in northern France. It is located in the Paris Metropolitan Area, 57.8 km (35.9 mi) northeast of the center of Paris.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Transport 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

History

Crépy-en-Valois was founded in the tenth century by the count of Valois and served as the capital of the Valois county and duchy. During the Middle Ages, the city profited from the Champagne fairs, markets for leather, cloth, spices and other goods. Then, the Valois and the town of Crépy-en-Valois were annexed by the monarchy and administration was given to a member of the royal family. During the war against English in fourteenth century, the town was destroyed.

In 1828, Crépy-en-Valois annexed the commune of Bouillant. In 1861, a railway station was built and the town experienced economic growth.

On 1 September 1914, the 13th Infantry Brigade of 5th Division, part of the British Expeditionary Force, fought a rearguard action here against the advancing German Army, during the Retreat from Mons.[1] The population of the town increased after World War II because Crépy is located near Paris (40 miles).

Transport

The station

Crépy-en-Valois is served by Crépy-en-Valois station on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line and on regional rail lines. Travel by train will take about forty five minutes from Gare du Nord.

See also

References

  • INSEE
  1. ^ British Armies, Corps and Divisions in 1914
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