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Title: Alincthun  
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Subject: Arrondissement of Boulogne-sur-Mer, Boulonnais (land area), Communauté de communes du Pays de la Faïence de Desvres
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Coordinates: 50°43′55″N 1°48′07″E / 50.7319°N 1.8019°E / 50.7319; 1.8019Coordinates: 50°43′55″N 1°48′07″E / 50.7319°N 1.8019°E / 50.7319; 1.8019

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Desvres
Intercommunality Pays de la Faïence de Desvres
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Picque
 • Land1 9.88 km2 (3.81 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 344
 • Population2 density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62022 / 62142
Elevation 33–120 m (108–394 ft)
(avg. 98 m or 322 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.

Alincthun is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


A small farming commune comprising 12 hamlets, some 10 miles (16 km) east of Boulogne, at the junction of the D238e2 and the D137 roads. The river Liane flows through the village.



  • The church of St.Denis, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • The seventeenth-century Château du Fresnoy.
  • Three 17th-century manor houses at La Guilbauderie, Le Fay and Bois-du-Coq.
  • A water mill.

See also

External links

  • Alincthun on the Quid website (French)
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