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Title: Wierre-au-Bois  
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Subject: Arrondissement of Boulogne-sur-Mer, Boulonnais (land area), Communauté de communes de Samer et environs
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Coordinates: 50°38′42″N 1°45′47″E / 50.645°N 1.7631°E / 50.645; 1.7631Coordinates: 50°38′42″N 1°45′47″E / 50.645°N 1.7631°E / 50.645; 1.7631

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Samer
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Samer et environs
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bertrand Flahaut
 • Land1 3.83 km2 (1.48 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 216
 • Population2 density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62888 / 62830
Elevation 28–91 m (92–299 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 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.

Wierre-au-Bois is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


Wierre-au-Bois is situated some 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Boulogne, on the D215 just to the east of Samer.


Historical population of Wierre-au-Bois
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 192217195193203242216
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 fifteenth century.
  • A seventeenth-century chateau.
  • A medieval castle.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Wierre-au-Bois on the Quid website (French)
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