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Coordinates: 50°30′55″N 2°08′04″E / 50.5153°N 2.1344°E / 50.5153; 2.1344Coordinates: 50°30′55″N 2°08′04″E / 50.5153°N 2.1344°E / 50.5153; 2.1344{{#coordinates:50.5153|2.1344|type:city(2426)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Nord-Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Montreuil</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Fruges</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Communauté de communes du Canton de Fruges et environs</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2001–2008) </th><td> Jean-Jacques Hilmoine</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 18.9 km2 (7.3 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 2,426</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 130/km2 (330/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62364 / 62310</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Fruges is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

Situated some 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D928 road, set in a valley not far from the historic battlefield of Azincourt.

Features

Fruges is a typical small country town in the Pas-de-Calais with a weekly market, agricultural suppliers, a Carrefour and various smaller stores.

An annual Fête des Géants livens up August with parades of marching bands and papier mache giants.

Population

Fruges
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Historical population of Fruges
Year196219681975198219901999
Population242124602534246524992426
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • Church of St. Bertulphe, dating from the nineteenth century.

Twin towns

Fruges is twinned with Olsberg, Germany, since 1965.

See also

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