Rocroi

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Rocroi
Rocroi.JPG
Coat of arms of Rocroi
Coat of arms
Location of Rocroi
Rocroi is located in France
Rocroi
Rocroi
Rocroi is located in Grand Est
Rocroi
Rocroi
Coordinates: 49°55′34″N 4°31′20″E / 49.9261°N 4.5222°E / 49.9261; 4.5222Coordinates: 49°55′34″N 4°31′20″E / 49.9261°N 4.5222°E / 49.9261; 4.5222
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentArdennes
ArrondissementCharleville-Mézières
CantonRocroi
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Sobanska
Area
1
50.41 km2 (19.46 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
2,386
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
08367 /08230
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.

Rocroi is a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France.

The center was a fortified city, the walls of which are in the shape of a stylised star.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17933,260—    
18002,846−12.7%
18063,008+5.7%
18213,501+16.4%
18313,173−9.4%
18363,232+1.9%
18413,780+17.0%
18463,590−5.0%
18513,765+4.9%
18662,998−20.4%
18722,281−23.9%
18762,381+4.4%
18812,977+25.0%
18863,172+6.6%
18912,265−28.6%
18962,193−3.2%
19012,176−0.8%
19062,116−2.8%
19112,256+6.6%
19212,127−5.7%
19262,442+14.8%
19312,436−0.2%
19362,250−7.6%
19461,969−12.5%
19542,348+19.2%
19622,870+22.2%
19682,997+4.4%
19752,911−2.9%
19822,789−4.2%
19902,555−8.4%
19992,420−5.3%
20082,386−1.4%

History[edit]

Rocroi was fortified by Francis I of France and expanded by Henry II of France. Because of its strategic location in the north of France it changed hands a number of times during wars. It is best known for the Battle of Rocroi in 1643.

Rocroi seen from the air shows its defensive structure

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