Roye is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Roye
The town hall in Roye
The town hall in Roye
Coat of arms of Roye
Coat of arms
Location of Roye
Roye is located in France
Roye
Roye
Roye is located in Hauts-de-France
Roye
Roye
Coordinates: 49°42′03″N 2°47′28″E / 49.7008°N 2.7911°E / 49.7008; 2.7911Coordinates: 49°42′03″N 2°47′28″E / 49.7008°N 2.7911°E / 49.7008; 2.7911
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementMontdidier
CantonRoye
IntercommunalityCC Grand Roye
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Fleury
Area
1
15.55 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
5,786
 • Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80685 /80700
Elevation67–96 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.

GeographyEdit

Roye is situated at the junction of the A1 autoroute and the N17 road, on the banks of the Avre, some 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Amiens.

PopulationEdit

Population movement
1936 1946 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2007 2008 2012
4956 4390 4912 5211 6265 6650 6333 6529 6384 6233 6199 6158
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

HistoryEdit

  • 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 interestEdit

  • 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.[2]
  • 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.

PersonalitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Source : Quotidien fr:Le Courrier Picard (édition de la Somme) du 4 novembre 2007.

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