Rocroi
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A general view of Rocroi
A general view of Rocroi
Coat of arms of Rocroi
Coat of arms
Location of Rocroi
Rocroi is located in France
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Rocroi
Rocroi is located in Grand Est
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Rocroi
Coordinates: 49°55?34?N 4°31?20?E / 49.9261°N 4.5222°E / 49.9261; 4.5222Coordinates: 49°55?34?N 4°31?20?E / 49.9261°N 4.5222°E / 49.9261; 4.5222
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentArdennes
ArrondissementCharleville-Mézières
CantonRocroi
Government
 o Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Sobanska
Area
1
50.41 km2 (19.46 sq mi)
Population
(2017-01-01)[1]
2,330
 o Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
08367 /08230
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Rocroi is a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France.

The central area is a notable surviving example of a Star Fort.

Population

History

Rocroi was fortified by Francis I of France and expanded by Henry II of France. Because of its strategic location in the north of France it changed hands a number of times during wars. It is best known for the Battle of Rocroi in 1643. In the 1670s the fortifications were re-modelled by the French engineer Vauban.[2]

In 1815, two months after the Battle of Waterloo, the town was taken by Prussian and British forces (on 16 August).

Rocroi seen from the air shows its defensive structure

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.fortified-places.com/rocroi.html

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