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Wisques

Wisques
Wisques
Wisques

Coordinates: 50°43′28″N 2°11′36″E / 50.7244°N 2.1933°E / 50.7244; 2.1933Coordinates: 50°43′28″N 2°11′36″E / 50.7244°N 2.1933°E / 50.7244; 2.1933

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Lumbres
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Lumbres
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Wyckaert
Area
 • Land1 3.74 km2 (1.44 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 248
 • Population2 density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62898 / 62219
Elevation 59–127 m (194–417 ft)
(avg. 126 m or 413 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.

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

Geography

Wisques is located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the D212 and D208E road junction.

Population

Historical population of Wisques
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 244257228262268235257
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

  • Two chapels, dating from the twentieth century.
  • A small 18th-century château in Louis XV style.
  • The Grand Château : dating from the fourteenth century.
  • The Benedictine Abbey of St. Paul

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Wisques on the Quid website (French)
  • Abbey of St. Paul, Wisques (French)
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