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Coordinates: 50°17′55″N 2°23′07″E / 50.2986°N 2.3853°E / 50.2986; 2.3853Coordinates: 50°17′55″N 2°23′07″E / 50.2986°N 2.3853°E / 50.2986; 2.3853

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Avesnes-le-Comte
Intercommunality Deux Sources
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Delbée
 • Land1 8.66 km2 (3.34 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 228
 • Population2 density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62459 / 62270
Elevation 108–148 m (354–486 ft)
(avg. 143 m or 469 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.

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


A farming village situated 20 miles (32 km) west of Arras, at the junction of the D54 and the D23 roads. The commune was created in 1856 by merging Houvin and Houvigneul.


Historical population of Houvin-Houvigneul
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 298315266245221201228
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 St.Killen, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • A ruined 15th century tower.
  • The chapel at Houvin, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • A seventeenth century farmhouse

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Houvin-Houvigneul on the Quid website (French)
  • Satellite view on wikimapia
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