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Marquise, Pas-de-Calais

Marquise is located in France
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) Martial Herbert
Area1 13.46 km2 (5.20 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,065
 • Density 380/km2 (970/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62560 / 62250
Elevation 1–67 m (3.3–219.8 ft)
(avg. 39 m or 128 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.

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


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Population 3
  • Places of interest 4
  • Notable people 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Marquise is a farming, quarrying and light industrial town, situated some 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Boulogne, at the junction of the D191, D231 and D238 roads. The river Slack flows through the commune, as too does the A16 autoroute.


Part of the Flemish-speaking territory until 1346, Marquise became an English county under King Edward III after the battle of Crécy and the hexagonal bell-tower goes back to the English period. In 1420, in the suburbs of Marquise, at Leulinghen, the church of which was divided by the French-English border, King Henry V married Princess Katharine, daughter of Charles VI of France.[1]
At the end of September and at the beginning of October 2006, Marquise was at the top of current events, on prime time television, when the local gendarmerie retrieved a famous painting by Maurice Boitel, stolen forty years before and taken out of France.[2]


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
4802 4991 4953 4731 4453 4508 5065
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

Notable people

See also


  • INSEE commune file
  1. ^ Henry V by William Shakespeare
  2. ^ - 100k - 13 déc 2006

External links

  • A history of the town (French)
  • The CWGC cemetery
  • Marquise on the Quid website (French)

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