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Rebuilt château
Rebuilt château
Coat of arms of Royon
Coat of arms
Royon is located in France
Coordinates: 50°28′25″N 1°59′35″E / 50.4736°N 1.9931°E / 50.4736; 1.9931Coordinates: 50°28′25″N 1°59′35″E / 50.4736°N 1.9931°E / 50.4736; 1.9931
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
 • Mayor Serge De Hauteclocque
Area1 7.49 km2 (2.89 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 122
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62725 / 62990
Elevation 54–160 m (177–525 ft)
(avg. 59 m or 194 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.

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


Royon is located 10 miles (16 km) east of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D130 road, in the valley of the Créquoise river.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
113 133 135 127 117 103 122
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates


The slopes of hills in the region were blocked by thorny hedges of créquiers, the wild plum, and these hedges were called royons [1]
The first mention of Royon is in 893 in Gallia Christiana.[2] It is mentioned again in 1641 as 'Roion', and became 'Royon' in 1804.[3]

Map of Artois by Ortellius 1576.
Détail of Royon.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Germain, dating from the sixteenth century.[4]
  • The Louis XV château, destroyed in May 1944.
  • The present day château, home of the current mayor.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Balandra E. : Les rideaux ou royons picards aux XIIIe et XIVe, Bull. Soc. d' émulation d'Abbeville, 1980-XXIV, p. 757-763.
  2. ^ Gallia Christiana, XIV, p. 413, col A.
  3. ^ Dufetelle A. : Le Marquenterre, Monographie de Quend, Imp. Nouvelle, Abbeville, 1907.
  4. ^ Rodière R. : Dictionnaire épigraphique du Pas de Calais, Sède Ed., Arras, 1937

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