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Royon

Royon

Rebuilt château
Royon
Royon

Coordinates: 50°28′25″N 1°59′35″E / 50.4736°N 1.9931°E / 50.4736; 1.9931Coordinates: 50°28′25″N 1°59′35″E / 50.4736°N 1.9931°E / 50.4736; 1.9931

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Fruges
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Canton de Fruges et environs
Government
 • Mayor Serge De Hauteclocque
Area
 • Land1 7.49 km2 (2.89 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 122
 • Population2 density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62725 / 62990
Elevation 54–160 m (177–525 ft)
(avg. 59 m or 194 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.

Royon is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

Royon is located 10 miles (16 km) east of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D130 road, in the valley of the Créquoise river.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
113 133 135 127 117 103 122
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

History

The slopes of hills in the region were blocked by thorny hedges of ‘’créquiers’’, the wild plum, and these hedges were called 'royons' [1]
The first mention of Royon is in 893 in ‘’Gallia Christiana’’.[2] It is mentioned again in 1641 as 'Roion', and became 'Royon' in 1804.[3]

Places of interest

  • The church of St.Germain, dating from the sixteenth century.[4]
  • The Louis XV château, destroyed in May 1944.
  • The present day château, home of the current mayor.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Royon on the Quid website (French)
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