Gerberoy (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɛʁbəʁwa]) is a commune in the Oise department in northern France, in the old pays of Beauvaisis.

Gerberoy
The main street in Gerberoy
The main street in Gerberoy
Coat of arms of Gerberoy
Location of Gerberoy
Gerberoy is located in France
Gerberoy
Gerberoy
Gerberoy is located in Hauts-de-France
Gerberoy
Gerberoy
Coordinates: 49°32′06″N 1°51′02″E / 49.535°N 1.8506°E / 49.535; 1.8506Coordinates: 49°32′06″N 1°51′02″E / 49.535°N 1.8506°E / 49.535; 1.8506
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentOise
ArrondissementBeauvais
CantonGrandvilliers
IntercommunalityPicardie Verte
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pierre Chavonnet
Area
1
4.51 km2 (1.74 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
88
 • Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
60271 /60380
Elevation111–201 m (364–659 ft)
(avg. 204 m or 669 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

ToponymyEdit

Gerboredum 11th Century. Germanic masculine name Gerbold and Old North French roy 'ford' (Celtic rito-, Old Welsh rit > Welsh rhyd).

A ford in the Thérain stream.

HistoryEdit

The old village with many half-timbered houses, and traces of the medieval castle, is listed in the plus beaux villages de France (Most beautiful French villages).

The siege and battle of Gerberoy was fought between William the Conqueror and his son Robert Curthose in the winter of 1078–79.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.