Fruges

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Fruges
The town hall of Fruges
The town hall of Fruges
Coat of arms of Fruges
Coat of arms
Location of Fruges
Fruges is located in France
Fruges
Fruges
Fruges is located in Hauts-de-France
Fruges
Fruges
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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementMontreuil
CantonFruges
IntercommunalityCC Haut Pays du Montreuillois
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Jacques Hilmoine
Area
1
18.9 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,624
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62364 /62310
Elevation84–171 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.

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

Geography[edit]

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]

Features[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Fruges
Year196219681975198219901999
Population242124602534246524992426
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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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