Frévent

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Frévent
Blondel watermill, housing the Wintenberger Museum
Blondel watermill, housing the Wintenberger Museum
Coat of arms of Frévent
Coat of arms
Frévent is located in France
Frévent
Frévent
Coordinates: 50°16′38″N 2°17′20″E / 50.2772°N 2.2889°E / 50.2772; 2.2889Coordinates: 50°16′38″N 2°17′20″E / 50.2772°N 2.2889°E / 50.2772; 2.2889
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Auxi-le-Château
Intercommunality Région de Frévent
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-François Théret
Area1 15.23 km2 (5.88 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 4,037
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62361 / 62270
Elevation 62–145 m (203–476 ft)
(avg. 79 m or 259 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming town situated in the valley of the Canche river, 20 miles (32.2 km) west of Arras, at the junction of the D946, the D939 and the D941 roads.

History[edit]

The year 1137 saw the establishment of a Cistercian abbey by the Count de Saint-Pol at the hamlet of Cercamp.
The town was invaded in 1537 by the French, and the castle was burned down in 1543 by the Duke of Vendôme.
Frévent was partially destroyed in 1944 during the Second World War.

Population[edit]

The inhabitants are called Fréventins.

Historical population of Frévent
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007
Population 4386 4531 4322 4217 4121 3952 4037
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[edit]

  • The church of St. Hilaire, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The church of St. Vaast, dating from the twentieth century.
  • The chateau at Cercamp, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The abbey and park at Cercamp.
  • A former flour mill.
  • The Louis Ducatel Museum, housing works of the painter Louis Ducatel, local archaeology, costumes and sculptures.
  • The Wintenberger Museum, with a history of flour mills and a collection of tools and farm equipment.

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