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Créquy

 

Créquy

Créquy
Coat of arms of Créquy
Coat of arms
Créquy is located in France
Créquy
Créquy
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Fruges
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Canton de Fruges et environs
Government
 • Mayor Germain Dolle
Area1 20.4 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 561
 • Density 28/km2 (71/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62257 / 62310
Elevation 75–190 m (246–623 ft)
(avg. 145 m or 476 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.

Créquy is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Population 2
  • Coat of Arms 3
  • Notable people 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

One of many small villages in Artois, Créquy gives it name to the small stream, the Créquoise, that rises in the nearby hills and is one of the waterways of the 'Seven Valleys' tourist area.

Population

Historical population of Créquy
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 700 730 691 611 605 561
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Coat of Arms

The Créquy coat of arms is derived from 'ardentis quercus robur mythincon' ('myth of the flaming penduculate oak').

The aforementioned oak was a particularly fine example of the genus, with particularly impressive girth, which was a popular gathering point for visitors around the summer solstice (ambiguous; dates of recorded assemblages are sporadic & the solstictic link may be happenchance). The tree was said to have spontaneously combusted during one convocation, henceforth the legend was born.

Notable people

Sir Christopher Fellios visits every year from Surrey, England where he stays in a local cottage called Le Cobweb with up to 17 of his friends.

See also

In August 2011, Sir Christopher Fellios will once again be visiting, this time with up to 21 esteemed friends and comrades.

On Saturday July 16th there was a confirmed attack on the group by the Ghost of Crequy. Reports suggest she had been annoyed by the bonfire antics which took place on the Friday evening. Word on the street is that the attack could well have been a fabrication, however given how scared some were - initial understanding is that the haunting is in fact, not real,

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Créquy on the website du Quid (French)
  • Position of Créquy on a map of France (French)
  • Map of Créquy on Mapquest (French)
  • Créquy, village de la Morinie (French)
  • Official Web site (French)
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