|Intercommunality||Région d'Ardres et de la Vallée de la Hem|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Vincent Charlemagne|
|• Land1||3.35 km2 (1.29 sq mi)|
|• Population2 Density||80/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62478 / 62850|
|Elevation||69–184 m (226–604 ft)
(avg. 144 m or 472 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.
Journy is a village situated 10 miles (16 km) west of Saint-Omer, on the D191 road. The area around the village was once a heath called Les Dornes, which regularly caught fire along the railway line from Anvin to Calais, perhaps as a result of sparks from the engine. The local newspaper l'Independent reported, for example, that in April 1908, 70 acres (280,000 m2) of the Dornes and 35 acres (142,000 m2) of woodland of the ancient seigneurie of Journy have repeatedly burned, with a fire still raging 3 hours after the passing of the train, which justified a police investigation.
|From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- The church of St.Omer, dating from the sixteenth century.
- Journal l’Indépendant, semaine du 31 mars au 6 avril 1908
- Journy on the Quid website (French)
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