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Auxi-le-Château

Auxi-le-Château
Coat of arms of Auxi-le-Château
Coat of arms
Auxi-le-Château is located in France
Auxi-le-Château
Auxi-le-Château
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Auxi-le-Château
Intercommunality Auxillois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Dejonghe
Area1 27.08 km2 (10.46 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 2,920
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62060 / 62390
Elevation 25–138 m (82–453 ft)
(avg. 34 m or 112 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.

Auxi-le-Château is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography

A farming town located 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Arras at the junction of the D938, D933 and D941 roads. The Authie river flows through the town, which once divided the commune into two parts, one in the Pas-de-Calais and the other in the Somme department. It is so named because it was a border fort, but there is now no sign of a castle, apart from some ruins at the top of the Chemin de la Belle Inutile.

Population

Sights

The Saint Martin's church (16th century).
  • Tha Saint Martin's church (16th century)
  • The neo-Gothic Town Hall.
  • The ruins of a 12th-century castle.
  • Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century houses.
  • Watermills.
  • The Museum
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