|Intercommunality||Canton of Roisel|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Michel Boulogne|
|• Land1||10.16 km2 (3.92 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80677 / 80240|
|Elevation||67–142 m (220–466 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 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.
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
The name of Roisel has an etymology close to that of "roseau" (en:reed) and it’s possible, given the ponds, lakes and marches, that the commune takes its name from the landscape. Roisel has strong connections with Saint Fursey.
Places of interest
- St Martin's church. Destroyed during World War I, it was rebuilt by local architect Louis Faille, from Nurlu, soon after 1928
- The town hall (Hotel de ville), rebuilt in 1926 by Maurice Lucet].
- Roisel on the Quid website (French)
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