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Coordinates: 50°23′03″N 1°49′58″E / 50.3842°N 1.8328°E / 50.3842; 1.8328Coordinates: 50°23′03″N 1°49′58″E / 50.3842°N 1.8328°E / 50.3842; 1.8328

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Campagne-lès-Hesdin
Intercommunality Val de Canche et d'Authie
 • Mayor Bernard Gillares
 • Land1 13.36 km2 (5.16 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 793
 • Population2 density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62183 / 62870
Elevation 38–93 m (125–305 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 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.

Buire-le-Sec is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France.


A village situated some 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D139 road.



  • The church.

One of the most beautiful and oldest in the arrondissement of Montreuil. It was built in the 12th century, though all that remains of that church are the foundations. Some 13th century features remain, but mostly it is of 16th century construction (the nave and transept). It is in the form of a Latin cross and built from chalk. The dimensions are: 32 meters long, including 19m for the nave and 7m for the choir. The width of the choir and the nave is 6m, the transept 15.50m in total. The porch has ribbed vaulting.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Buire-le-sec website
  • Buire-le-Sec on the Quid website (French)
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