Fruges

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Fruges
Coat of arms of Fruges
Coat of arms
Fruges is located in France
Fruges
Fruges
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
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 (2001–2008) Jean-Jacques Hilmoine
Area
 • Land1 18.9 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 2,426
 • Population2 density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62364 / 62310
Elevation 84–171 m (276–561 ft)
(avg. 107 m or 351 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.

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

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Historical population of Fruges
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 2421 2460 2534 2465 2499 2426
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]

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

Twin towns[edit]

Fruges is twinned with Olsberg, Germany, since 1965.

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