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Audruicq

Audruicq
Audruicq is located in France
Audruicq
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Audruicq
Intercommunality Région d'Audruicq
Government
 • Mayor Nicole Chevalier
Area1 14.44 km2 (5.58 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 4,741
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62057 / 62370
Elevation 3–22 m (9.8–72.2 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Audruicq (in Dutch: Ouderwijk) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Population 3
  • Sights 4
  • Personalities 5
  • International relations 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Geography

A town located 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Calais, at the junction of the D224 with the D309 road.

History

Baldwin II, Count of Flanders named it a city in 1175, rebuilding the castle and converting the surrounding marshland to tillable soil. After continuously changing authority between the 13th century and the 17th century, Audruicq finally became a French town after the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678.

Population

Sights

  • The eighteenth-century church of St. Martin.
  • The eighteenth-century château.

Personalities

  • Gilbert Brazy: Born at Audruicq on 15 February 1902. A pilot, he disappeared, flying a "Latham47" in the Arctic in 1928 with Roald Amundsen.1

International relations

Audruicq is twinned with: Hawkhurst in Kent, England, since 1998.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Audruicq, a stroll in the past
  • Audruicq on the Quid website (French)
  • The German Air Force in the Great War The 1916 bombing of the ammunition dump at Audruicq


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