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Title: Landrethun-le-Nord  
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Subject: Moyecques, Arrondissement of Boulogne-sur-Mer, Boulonnais (land area), Communauté de communes de la Terre des Deux Caps
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Coordinates: 50°50′53″N 1°47′05″E / 50.8481°N 1.7847°E / 50.8481; 1.7847Coordinates: 50°50′53″N 1°47′05″E / 50.8481°N 1.7847°E / 50.8481; 1.7847

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Marquise
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Terre des Deux Caps
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Émile Petit
 • Land1 7.7 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,132
 • Population2 density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62487 / 62250
Elevation 57–133 m (187–436 ft)
(avg. 116 m or 381 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.

Landrethun-le-Nord is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


A farming village situated some 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Boulogne, at the junction of the D243 and D231 roads.


The area was severely bombed during 1944 as the Germans chose this commune to host the V-3 cannon launch site during World War II.


Historical population of Landrethun-le-Nord
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 5396257447078539061132
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.Martin, dating from the twentieth century.
  • The Second World War Fortress of Mimoyecques.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Landrethun-le-Nord on the Quid website (French)
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