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The town hall in Roye
|Intercommunality||CC Grand Roye|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jacques Fleury|
|15.55 km2 (6.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||380/km2 (990/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||67–96 m (220–315 ft) |
(avg. 88 m or 289 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
- In 1634, religious refugees from Seville, Spain, known as the illuministes tried to establish themselves in France. They claimed to be inspired by celestial messages. Pierre Guérin, curate of Saint-Georges, was converted and himself created many disciples, called "les Guérinistes". The Catholic Church sought out and executed all of them by 1635.
- In 2015, a shooting took place in travelers' camp in which four people died.
Places of interest
- Church of Saint Pierre. Rebuilt in concrete in 1930 after considerable damage during the First World War. The 12th century choir and apse and the 15th century stained-glass windows were all saved.
- The Hôtel de Ville (Town hall), built between 1775 and 1777 by the architect Pierre Dercheu was blown-up with dynamite by the retreating Germans on 17 March 1917. The new building, by local architect Arthur Régnier, was completed in 1932. It is reminiscent of the original by Dercheu.
- Gracchus Babeuf, a protagonist during the French revolution was born nearby and lived and worked here.
- Pierre Guérin, an illuministe preacher. Curate of Saint-Georges church, Roye
- Abbot Jules Corblet (1819–1886), hagiographer for the diocese of Amiens.
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