Journy

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Journy
Commune
The town hall of Journy
The town hall of Journy
Coat of arms of Journy
Coat of arms
Journy is located in France
Journy
Journy
Coordinates: 50°45′12″N 1°59′45″E / 50.7533°N 1.9958°E / 50.7533; 1.9958Coordinates: 50°45′12″N 1°59′45″E / 50.7533°N 1.9958°E / 50.7533; 1.9958
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Lumbres
Intercommunality Région d'Ardres et de la Vallée de la Hem
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Charlemagne
Area1 3.35 km2 (1.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 269
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62478 /62850
Elevation 69–184 m (226–604 ft)
(avg. 144 m or 472 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.

Journy is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais département in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

Journy is a village situated 10 miles (16 km) west of Saint-Omer, on the D191 road. The area around the village was once a heath called Les Dornes, which regularly caught fire along the railway line from Anvin to Calais, perhaps as a result of sparks from the engine. The local newspaper l'Independent reported, for example, that in April 1908, 70 acres (280,000 m2) of the Dornes and 35 acres (140,000 m2) of woodland of the ancient seigneurie of Journy have repeatedly burned, with a fire still raging 3 hours after the passing of the train, which justified a police investigation.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population of Journy
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 226 241 239 221 246 230 269
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]

  • The church of St.Omer, dating from the sixteenth century.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Journal l’Indépendant, semaine du 31 mars au 6 avril 1908

External links[edit]