Royon

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Royon
Commune
Rebuilt château
Rebuilt château
Coat of arms of Royon
Coat of arms
Royon is located in France
Royon
Royon
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Royon is located in Hauts-de-France
Royon
Royon
Coordinates: 50°28′25″N 1°59′35″E / 50.4736°N 1.9931°E / 50.4736; 1.9931Coordinates: 50°28′25″N 1°59′35″E / 50.4736°N 1.9931°E / 50.4736; 1.9931
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Fruges
Intercommunality CC Haut Pays du Montreuillois
Government
 • Mayor Serge De Hauteclocque
Area1 7.49 km2 (2.89 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 122
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62725 /62990
Elevation 54–160 m (177–525 ft)
(avg. 59 m or 194 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.

Royon is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

Royon is located 10 miles (16 km) east of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D130 road, in the valley of the Créquoise river.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
113 133 135 127 117 103 122
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

History[edit]

The slopes of hills in the region were blocked by thorny hedges of créquiers, the wild plum, and these hedges were called royons [1]
The first mention of Royon is in 893 in Gallia Christiana.[2] It is mentioned again in 1641 as 'Roion', and became 'Royon' in 1804.[3]

Map of Artois by Ortellius 1576.
Détail of Royon.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Germain, dating from the sixteenth century.[4]
  • The Louis XV château, destroyed in May 1944.
  • The present day château, home of the current mayor.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Balandra E. : Les rideaux ou royons picards aux XIIIe et XIVe, Bull. Soc. d' émulation d'Abbeville, 1980-XXIV, p. 757-763.
  2. ^ Gallia Christiana, XIV, p. 413, col A.
  3. ^ Dufetelle A. : Le Marquenterre, Monographie de Quend, Imp. Nouvelle, Abbeville, 1907.
  4. ^ Rodière R. : Dictionnaire épigraphique du Pas de Calais, Sède Ed., Arras, 1937

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