Gerberoy

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Gerberoy
Coat of arms of Gerberoy
Coat of arms
Gerberoy is located in France
Gerberoy
Gerberoy
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Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardy
Department Oise
Arrondissement Beauvais
Canton Songeons
Intercommunality Picardie Verte
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yvette Autrique
Area1 4.51 km2 (1.74 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 89
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 60271 / 60380
Elevation 111–201 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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Gerberoy is a commune in the Oise department in northern France, in the old pays of Beauvaisis.

Toponymy

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.

History

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.

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