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Coordinates: 50°43′35″N 1°55′38″E / 50.7264°N 1.9272°E / 50.7264; 1.9272Coordinates: 50°43′35″N 1°55′38″E / 50.7264°N 1.9272°E / 50.7264; 1.9272

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Lumbres
Intercommunality Pays de Lumbres
 • Mayor Léonce Leroy
 • Land1 5.91 km2 (2.28 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 398
 • Population2 density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62308 / 62850
Elevation 93–211 m (305–692 ft)
(avg. 107 m or 351 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.

Escœuilles (or Escoeuilles) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


A farming village situated 15 miles (24 km) west of Saint-Omer, at the junction of the N42 and D216 roads.


The village name first appears in 1084 as Seules. In the year 1200, it had the name Esquelles, then Eskelle, Scules, Escueles, Esquieulles, Ecueil, Escoueuille and finally Escoeuilles.


Historical population of Escœuilles
Year 196219681975198219901999
Population 321308309296331398
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • The church of the Assumption, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The chapel, built in 1877.
  • The war memorial.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Escoeuilles on the Quid website (French)
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