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Royon

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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{{#coordinates:50.4736|1.9931|type:city(122)_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</th><td> Serge De Hauteclocque</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 7.49 km2 (2.89 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 122</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 16/km2 (42/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62725 / 62990</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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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

Royon
Rebuilt château
Rebuilt château
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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]

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Map of Artois by Ortellius 1576.

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

  1. Balandra E. : Les rideaux ou royons picards aux XIIIe et XIVe, Bull. Soc. d' émulation d'Abbeville, 1980-XXIV, p. 757-763.
  2. Gallia Christiana, XIV, p. 413, col A.
  3. Dufetelle A. : Le Marquenterre, Monographie de Quend, Imp. Nouvelle, Abbeville, 1907.
  4. Rodière R. : Dictionnaire épigraphique du Pas de Calais, Sède Ed., Arras, 1937

External links

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