Rouvray-Saint-Denis

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Rouvray-Saint-Denis
The church of Saint Denis
The church of Saint Denis
Rouvray-Saint-Denis is located in France
Rouvray-Saint-Denis
Rouvray-Saint-Denis
Coordinates: 48°16′44″N 1°56′43″E / 48.2789°N 1.9453°E / 48.2789; 1.9453Coordinates: 48°16′44″N 1°56′43″E / 48.2789°N 1.9453°E / 48.2789; 1.9453
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Eure-et-Loir
Arrondissement Chartres
Canton Janville
Intercommunality Beauce de Janville
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Jacques Germain
Area1 19.35 km2 (7.47 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 435
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 28319 /28310
Elevation 129–147 m (423–482 ft)
(avg. 138 m or 453 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.

Rouvray-Saint-Denis is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.

History[edit]

It has long been thought that it was the site of the Battle of the Herrings in 1429, when Sir John Fastolf beat off an attack on an English convoy taking supplies to the siege of Orleans; but in his biography of Fastolf, The Real Falstaff, Stephen Cooper argues that the battle is more likely to have taken place at Rouvray-Sainte-Croix.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 385 —    
1968 358 −7.0%
1975 308 −14.0%
1982 309 +0.3%
1990 326 +5.5%
1999 359 +10.1%
2008 435 +21.2%

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