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Subject: Via Francigena, Ardres, Arrondissement of Calais, Communauté de communes des Trois Pays, List of Premonstratensian monasteries in France
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Coordinates: 50°47′09″N 1°56′15″E / 50.7858°N 1.9375°E / 50.7858; 1.9375Coordinates: 50°47′09″N 1°56′15″E / 50.7858°N 1.9375°E / 50.7858; 1.9375

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Calais
Canton Guînes
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Trois Pays
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Aliette Polaert
 • Land1 18.36 km2 (7.09 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,543
 • Population2 density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62506 / 62850
Elevation 52–176 m (171–577 ft)
(avg. 87 m or 285 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.

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


A farming village located 24 km south of Calais in the valley of the Hem, at the junction of the D191 and D215 roads. It is a large producer of turkeys and other fowl.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1296 1307 1389 1387 1351 1440 1543
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The eighteenth-century chateau de Cahen.
  • The ruins of the chateau of Courtebourne.
  • Vestiges of the 11th century Premonstrate abbey, nowadays the parish church.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Licques on the Quid website (French)
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