World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0013819415
Reproduction Date:

Title: Wisques  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Via Francigena, Arrondissement of Saint-Omer, Small Arms School Corps, List of Benedictine monasteries in France
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia



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
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Wyckaert
 • 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.


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


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


  • INSEE commune file

External links

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