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Wismes

Wismes
Wismes
Wismes

Coordinates: 50°39′17″N 2°04′19″E / 50.6547°N 2.0719°E / 50.6547; 2.0719Coordinates: 50°39′17″N 2°04′19″E / 50.6547°N 2.0719°E / 50.6547; 2.0719

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Lumbres
Intercommunality Pays de Lumbres
Government
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Jean-Luc Hochart
Area
 • Land1 11.93 km2 (4.61 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 521
 • Population2 density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62897 / 62380
Elevation 73–191 m (240–627 ft)
(avg. 128 m or 420 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.

Wismes is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais département in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

Wismes is located twelve miles (19 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the D132 and D205 road junction, comprising the villages and hamlets of Wismes, Cantemerle, Fourdebecques, Marival, Rietz-Mottu, Saint-Pierre-Wismes and Salvecques.

Population

Historical population of Wismes
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 434446435449497525532
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.André, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The church of St.Pierre, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • A small château of the Louis XV style.
  • The remains of a 12th century feudal motte.
  • An ancient house built in 1670.

Notable people

  • Baron Armel de Wismes, writer and historian.
  • General de Gaulle attended the church at Wismes for the burial of his godfather.
  • Saint Maxime passed through Wismes and a spring bears his name. He supposedly created it with a blow from his staff.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Wismes on the Quid website (French)
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