Roisel

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Roisel
The town hall in Roisel
The town hall in Roisel
Location of Roisel
Roisel is located in France
Roisel
Roisel
Roisel is located in Hauts-de-France
Roisel
Roisel
Coordinates: 49°56′47″N 3°05′55″E / 49.9464°N 3.0986°E / 49.9464; 3.0986Coordinates: 49°56′47″N 3°05′55″E / 49.9464°N 3.0986°E / 49.9464; 3.0986
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonPéronne
IntercommunalityHaute Somme
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Boulogne
Area
1
10.16 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,715
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80677 /80240
Elevation67–142 m (220–466 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Roisel is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Geography[edit]

Roisel is situated 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Saint Quentin, on the D6 road, with the small river ‘La Cologne’ (a tributary of the Somme River) flowing through the commune.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1843 1908 1846 1976 1960 1929 1935
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History[edit]

The name of Roisel has an etymology close to that of "roseau" (en:reed) and it’s possible, given the ponds, lakes and marches, that the commune takes its name from the landscape. Roisel has strong connections with Saint Fursey.

Places of interest[edit]

  • St Martin's church. Destroyed during World War I, it was rebuilt by local architect Louis Faille, from Nurlu, soon after 1928
  • The town hall (Hotel de ville), rebuilt in 1926 by Maurice Lucet].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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