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Coordinates: 50°46′41″N 2°12′18″E / 50.7781°N 2.205°E / 50.7781; 2.205Coordinates: 50°46′41″N 2°12′18″E / 50.7781°N 2.205°E / 50.7781; 2.205

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Saint-Omer-Nord
Intercommunality Saint-Omer
 • Mayor Adrien Decool
 • Land1 7.29 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,061
 • Population2 density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62819 / 62500
Elevation 1–72 m (3.3–236.2 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 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.


Tilques is a commune in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France. The placename derives from medieval Flemish: Tilleke.[1]


Tilques is located 4 miles (6 km) north of Saint-Omer, at the D214 and D943 road junction, in the Pas-de-Calais department..


Age pyramid

The population of the town is relatively young. The rate of people age over 60 years (18.4%) is indeed lower than the national rate (21.6%) and county rate (19.8%). Like the national and departmental allocations, the female population of the town is larger than the male population. Rate (51.2%) is of the same order of magnitude than the national rate (51.6%).

The distribution of the population of the town is by age, in 2007, as follows:

48.8% males (0–14 years = 20.6%, from 15 to 29 years = 16.5%, from 30 to 44 years = 21.4%, from 45 to 59 years = 22.7%, more 60 years = 18.7%); 51.2% of women (0–14 years = 19.6%, from 15 to 29 years = 19.6%, from 30 to 44 years = 21.1%, from 45 to 59 years = 21.6%, over 60 years = 18.1%).

Historical population of Tilques
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 7367516967769009471061
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 Saint Martin, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The thirteenth-century château d’Ecou at Tilques, which was rebuilt in the 15th century

The arms of emblazon Tilques is as follows:

money to the three heads of Moorish sand twisted field. Sites and Monuments

The church of the Sacred Heart whose bell tower is considered the little brother of CeuI the cathedral of Saint-Omer and the nave was rebuilt in the nineteenth century by Charles Leroy, the architect of the Cathedral Basilica of Notre- Lady of the Lattice-Lille.

The castle dates from the thirteenth century listening, it was remodeled in the fifteenth century. In 1595 he belonged to Adrian Cross Lord of Wasquehal.

The mid-eighteenth century, it belonged to Andre de Martigny, then Guislain of Herbais and Family Taffin Tilques who kept two centuries.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Tilques on the Quid website (French)

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