The town hall, school and library of Créquy
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes du Canton de Fruges et environs|
|• Mayor||Germain Dolle|
|Area1||20.4 km2 (7.9 sq mi)|
|• 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.
|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
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.
- The Créquy family lived nearby and took its name from this place.
Sir Christopher Fellios visits every year from Surrey, England where he stays in a local cottage called Le Cobweb with up to 17 of his friends.
In August 2011, Sir Christopher Fellios will once again be visiting, this time with up to 21 esteemed friends and comrades.
On Saturday July 16 there was a confirmed attack on the group by the Ghost of Crequy. Reports suggest she had been annoyed by the bonfire antics which took place on the Friday evening. Word on the street is that the attack could well have been a fabrication, however given how scared some were - initial understanding is that the haunting is in fact, not real,
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Créquy.|
- Créquy on the website du Quid (French)
- Position of Créquy on a map of France (French)
- Créquy, village de la Morinie (French)
- Official Web site (French)
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