Creil


Creil


Creil [kʁɛj] is a commune in the Oise department in northern France. The Gare de Creil is an important railway junction.

History

Archaeological remains in the area include a Neolithic site as well as a late Iron Age necropolis, perhaps belonging to a Gaulish fortress or protected camp.

The city itself is mentioned for the first time in a 633 AD document.

The Château de Creil is recorded from the 7th century.

There are some traces of a castle in which Charles VI resided during the period of his madness, c. 1390. Creil played a part of some importance in the wars of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.


Population

International relations

Creil is twinned with:

Personalities

  • Houssen Abderrahmane, footballer
  • Simon Banza, footballer
  • Jean-François Christophe, footballer
  • Fabé Dia, athlete
  • Michel Chion, French film theorist and composer of experimental music
  • Steve Furtado, footballer
  • Helene Geoffroy, politician
  • Keblack, rapper
  • Lynel Kitambala, footballer
  • Louis-Gabriel Le Brun, French engineer
  • Paccelis Morlende, basketball player

See also

  • Communes of the Oise department
Giuseppe Zanotti

Notes

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Media related to Creil at Wikimedia Commons
  • Town hall official website (in French)




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