Roye, Somme

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Roye
Coat of arms of Roye
Coat of arms
Roye is located in France
Roye
Roye
Coordinates: 49°42′03″N 2°47′28″E / 49.7008°N 2.7911°E / 49.7008; 2.7911Coordinates: 49°42′03″N 2°47′28″E / 49.7008°N 2.7911°E / 49.7008; 2.7911
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Roye
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Fleury
Area1 15.55 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 6,384
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80685 / 80700
Elevation 67–96 m (220–315 ft)
(avg. 88 m or 289 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.

Roye is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

Roye is situated at the junction of the A1 autoroute and the N17 road, on the banks of the Avre, some 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Amiens.

Population[edit]

Population movement
1936 1946 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
4956 4390 4912 5211 6265 6650 6333 6529 6384
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History[edit]

  • In 1634, religious refugees from Seville, Spain, known as the illuministes tried to establish themselves in France. They claimed to be inspired by celestial messages. Pierre Guérin, curate of Saint-Georges, was converted and himself created many disciples, called "les Guérinistes". The Catholic Church sought out and executed all of them by 1635.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Church of Saint Pierre. Rebuilt in concrete in 1930 after considerable damage during the First World War. The 12th century choir and apse and the 15th century stained-glass windows were all saved.[1]
  • The Hôtel de Ville (Town hall), built between 1775 and 1777 by the architect Pierre Dercheu was blown-up with dynamite by the retreating Germans on the 17th March 1917. The new building, by local architect Arthur Régnier, was completed in 1932. It is reminiscent of the original by Dercheu.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Source : Quotidien fr:Le Courrier Picard (édition de la Somme) du 4 novembre 2007.

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