World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0013819416
Reproduction Date:

Title: Wismes  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Arrondissement of Saint-Omer
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia



Coordinates: 50°39′17″N 2°04′19″E / 50.6547°N 2.0719°E / 50.6547; 2.0719Coordinates: 50°39′17″N 2°04′19″E / 50.6547°N 2.0719°E / 50.6547; 2.0719

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Lumbres
Intercommunality Pays de Lumbres
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Jean-Luc Hochart
 • Land1 11.93 km2 (4.61 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 521
 • Population2 density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62897 / 62380
Elevation 73–191 m (240–627 ft)
(avg. 128 m or 420 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.

Wismes is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais département in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


Wismes is located twelve miles (19 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the D132 and D205 road junction, comprising the villages and hamlets of Wismes, Cantemerle, Fourdebecques, Marival, Rietz-Mottu, Saint-Pierre-Wismes and Salvecques.


Historical population of Wismes
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 434446435449497525532
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.André, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The church of St.Pierre, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • A small château of the Louis XV style.
  • The remains of a 12th century feudal motte.
  • An ancient house built in 1670.

Notable people

  • Baron Armel de Wismes, writer and historian.
  • General de Gaulle attended the church at Wismes for the burial of his godfather.
  • Saint Maxime passed through Wismes and a spring bears his name. He supposedly created it with a blow from his staff.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Wismes on the Quid website (French)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.