Fressin

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Fressin
Pigeon house at the home of Bernanos
Pigeon house at the home of Bernanos
Coat of arms of Fressin
Location of Fressin
Fressin is located in France
Fressin
Fressin
Fressin is located in Hauts-de-France
Fressin
Fressin
Coordinates: 50°26′50″N 2°03′20″E / 50.4472°N 2.0556°E / 50.4472; 2.0556Coordinates: 50°26′50″N 2°03′20″E / 50.4472°N 2.0556°E / 50.4472; 2.0556
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementMontreuil
CantonFruges
IntercommunalityCC Haut Pays du Montreuillois
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Claude Vergeot[1]
Area
1
17.17 km2 (6.63 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
580
 • Density34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62359 /62140
Elevation43–144 m (141–472 ft)
(avg. 84 m or 276 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Fressin (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɛsɛ̃]) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.[3]

Geography[edit]

A farming village situated 14 miles (23 km) east of Montreuil, at the junction of the D155 and the D154 roads. Fressin nestles in the valley of the Planquette, one of several small rivers that flow through the region known as the 'Seven Valleys'. Mixed arable and dairy farming is the predominant occupation of the inhabitants.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 536—    
1975 525−0.30%
1982 585+1.56%
1990 577−0.17%
1999 563−0.27%
2007 544−0.43%
2012 536−0.30%
2017 575+1.41%
Source: INSEE[4]

Places of interest[edit]

Ruins of the castle, at Fressin
  • Ruins of the fortress built in the early 15th century by Jean de Créquy, one of the first Knights of the Golden Fleece, counsellor and chamberlain to Philip the Good.
  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the fifteenth century. Large and impressive for such a small village. Two information boards tell in English the history of the church and village.
  • Another smaller chateau, dating from the eighteenth century.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 9 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ INSEE commune file
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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