Francastel

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Francastel
Francastel is located in France
Francastel
Francastel
Coordinates: 49°35′23″N 2°09′01″E / 49.5897°N 2.1503°E / 49.5897; 2.1503Coordinates: 49°35′23″N 2°09′01″E / 49.5897°N 2.1503°E / 49.5897; 2.1503
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Oise
Arrondissement Beauvais
Canton Crèvecoeur-le-Grand
Intercommunality Crèvecœur-le-Grand
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hubert Vanysacker
Area1 12.58 km2 (4.86 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 455
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 60253 /60480
Elevation 160–186 m (525–610 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 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.

Francastel is a commune in the Oise department in northern France.

Francastel is on a plateau of farmland in Hauts-de-France, between Crevecoeur-le-Grand and Froissy on the road 151, and north of Beauvais. It is accessible from the intersection 16 of the A16 motorway.

The first village, which was at the location of the current cemetery, was destroyed by the Normans. Rebuilt on the site it occupies today, following the Jacquerie damage, prior to being attacked by the Burgundians who destroyed the castle in 1472.

The village was served by the railway linking Estrees - Saint-Denis - Froissy - Crevecoeur-le-Grand from 1911 to 1961.

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