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Coordinates: 49°56′47″N 3°05′55″E / 49.9464°N 3.0986°E / 49.9464; 3.0986Coordinates: 49°56′47″N 3°05′55″E / 49.9464°N 3.0986°E / 49.9464; 3.0986

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Roisel
Intercommunality Canton of Roisel
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Boulogne
 • Land1 10.16 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Population (2060)
 • Population2 1,935
 • Population2 density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80677 / 80240
Elevation 67–142 m (220–466 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 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.

Roisel is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.


Roisel is situated 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Saint Quentin, on the D6 road, with the small river ‘La Cologne’ (a tributary of the Somme River) flowing through the commune.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1843 1908 1846 1976 1960 1929 1935
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates


The name of Roisel has an etymology close to that of "roseau" (en:reed) and it’s possible, given the ponds, lakes and marches, that the commune takes its name from the landscape. Roisel has strong connections with Saint Fursey.

Places of interest

  • St Martin's church. Destroyed during World War I, it was rebuilt by local architect Louis Faille, from Nurlu, soon after 1928
  • The town hall (Hotel de ville), rebuilt in 1926 by Maurice Lucet].

See also



External links

  • Roisel on the Quid website (French)
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