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Coat of arms of Fruges
Coat of arms
Fruges is located in France
Coordinates: 50°30′55″N 2°08′04″E / 50.5153°N 2.1344°E / 50.5153; 2.1344Coordinates: 50°30′55″N 2°08′04″E / 50.5153°N 2.1344°E / 50.5153; 2.1344
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Fruges
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Canton de Fruges et environs
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Jacques Hilmoine
Area1 18.9 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,426
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62364 /62310
Elevation 84–171 m (276–561 ft)
(avg. 107 m or 351 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.

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


Situated some 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D928 road, set in a valley not far from the historic battlefield of Azincourt.[citation needed]


Fruges is a typical small country town in the Pas-de-Calais with a weekly market, agricultural suppliers, a Carrefour and various smaller stores.

An annual Fête des Géants livens up August with parades of marching bands and papier mache giants.


Historical population of Fruges
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 2421 2460 2534 2465 2499 2426
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Church of St. Bertulphe, dating from the nineteenth century.

Twin towns[edit]

Fruges is twinned with Olsberg, Germany, since 1965.

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