Créquy

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Créquy
Commune
The town hall, school and library of Créquy
The town hall, school and library of Créquy
Coat of arms of Créquy
Coat of arms
Créquy is located in France
Créquy
Créquy
Coordinates: 50°29′41″N 2°02′52″E / 50.4947°N 2.0478°E / 50.4947; 2.0478Coordinates: 50°29′41″N 2°02′52″E / 50.4947°N 2.0478°E / 50.4947; 2.0478
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Fruges
Intercommunality CC Haut Pays du Montreuillois
Government
 • Mayor Germain Dolle
Area1 20.4 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 561
 • Density 28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62257 /62310
Elevation 75–190 m (246–623 ft)
(avg. 145 m or 476 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.

Créquy is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

One of many small villages in Artois, Créquy gives it name to the small stream, the Créquoise, that rises in the nearby hills and is one of the waterways of the 'Seven Valleys' tourist area.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Créquy
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 700 730 691 611 605 561
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Coat of arms[edit]

The Créquy coat of arms is derived from 'ardentis quercus robur mythincon' ('myth of the flaming penduculate oak').

The aforementioned oak was a particularly fine example of the genus, with particularly impressive girth, which was a popular gathering point for visitors around the summer solstice (ambiguous; dates of recorded assemblages are sporadic & the solstictic link may be happenchance). The tree was said to have spontaneously combusted during one convocation, henceforth the legend was born.

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