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Coordinates: 50°45′12″N 1°59′45″E / 50.7533°N 1.9958°E / 50.7533; 1.9958Coordinates: 50°45′12″N 1°59′45″E / 50.7533°N 1.9958°E / 50.7533; 1.9958

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Ardres
Intercommunality Région d'Ardres et de la Vallée de la Hem
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Charlemagne
 • Land1 3.35 km2 (1.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 269
 • Population2 density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62478 / 62850
Elevation 69–184 m (226–604 ft)
(avg. 144 m or 472 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.

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


Journy is a village situated 10 miles (16 km) west of Saint-Omer, on the D191 road. The area around the village was once a heath called Les Dornes, which regularly caught fire along the railway line from Anvin to Calais, perhaps as a result of sparks from the engine. The local newspaper l'Independent reported, for example, that in April 1908, 70 acres (280,000 m2) of the Dornes and 35 acres (140,000 m2) of woodland of the ancient seigneurie of Journy have repeatedly burned, with a fire still raging 3 hours after the passing of the train, which justified a police investigation.[1]


Historical population of Journy
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 226241239221246230269
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.Omer, dating from the sixteenth century.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Journy on the Quid website (French)
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