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Saint-Étienne-au-Mont

Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
Saint-Étienne-au-Mont is located in France
Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Samer
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Boulonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2012–2014) Brigitte Passebosc
Area1 14.05 km2 (5.42 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,112
 • Density 360/km2 (940/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62746 / 62360
Elevation 3–113 m (9.8–370.7 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 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.

Saint-Étienne-au-Mont (English: Saint-Etienne-au-Mont, Dutch: Sint-Steven Berg) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. Besides the main settlement Saint-Étienne-au-Mont, the commune consists of the two smaller settlements Pont-de-Briques and Écault.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Population 2
  • Places of interest 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Geography

Panorama from the mount Ecault and in the Background, the English Channel with the UK.

Saint-Étienne-au-Mont is a small farming and light industrial town situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Boulogne, at the junction of the D52 and D940 roads. The Liane river forms the north and eastern border of the commune, the English Channel the western.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
3423 4389 4301 4632 5037 4995 5112
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

Saint-Etienne Coast Arms
  • The church of St.Etienne, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • The château d'Audisque, dating from the eighteenth century.
  • The château des Lions, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The St. Etienne-au-Mont Communal Cemetery (Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery) created during World War I for men of the Chinese Labour Corps and of the South African Native Labour Corps.
  • The sand dunes along the beach.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Official town website (French)
  • Saint-Étienne-au-Mont on the Quid website (French)
  • The CWGC cemetery
  • The St. Etienne-au-Mont Communal Cemetery on the website "Remembrance Trails of the Great War in Northern France"
  • ARENA - Centre d'interprétation de l'environnement (French)
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