Créquy

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Créquy
The town hall, school and library of Créquy
The town hall, school and library of Créquy
Coat of arms of Créquy
Coat of arms
Location of Créquy
Créquy is located in France
Créquy
Créquy
Créquy is located in Hauts-de-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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementMontreuil
CantonFruges
IntercommunalityCC Haut Pays du Montreuillois
Government
 • MayorGermain Dolle
Area
1
20.4 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
497
 • Density24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62257 /62310
Elevation75–190 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.

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
Year196219681975198219901999
Population700730691611605561
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 mythicon' ('the flaming oak of myth').

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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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.