|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes du Canton de Fauquembergues|
|• Mayor||Jean Vielliard|
|• Land1||15.67 km2 (6.05 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||34/km2 (87/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62704 / 62560|
|Elevation||77–186 m (253–610 ft)
(avg. 162 m or 531 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.
|Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- Two churches, dating from the seventeenth century.
- The ruins of the castle of Renty, destroyed in 1638.
The Battle of Renty (August 13th, 1554)
Henry II of France inherited his father’s fight against Charles Quint. After the failure of a peace trip to Germany, his armies occupied Metz, Toul and Verdun in order to consolidate the north-east border of France. In June 1554, Renty, a small village with a solid castle was in the hands of Spanish imperial troops.
At noon, the French artillery began firing at Renty Castle. The siege lasted until August 15.
The castle was restored in 1630 but was destroyed eight years later in August 1638, during the Thirty Years War, by Marshal Châtillon.
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