Affringues

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Affringues
Coat of arms of Affringues
Coat of arms
Affringues is located in France
Affringues
Affringues
Coordinates: 50°41′23″N 2°04′27″E / 50.6897°N 2.0742°E / 50.6897; 2.0742Coordinates: 50°41′23″N 2°04′27″E / 50.6897°N 2.0742°E / 50.6897; 2.0742
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Lumbres
Intercommunality Pays de Lumbres
Government
 • Mayor Françoise Huguet
Area1 2.81 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 222
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62010 / 62380
Elevation 52–158 m (171–518 ft)
(avg. 73 m or 240 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.

Affringues is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. The placename derives from medieval Flemish: Hafferdingen.[1]

Geography[edit]

A village, located 9 miles (15 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the D205 and D202 crossroads.

Map of the commune and adjacent places

History[edit]

First mentioned in the 12th century by the names Hafferdinges (+/- 1182) and Harfrenges (1186).

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 117 —    
1968 123 +5.1%
1975 145 +17.9%
1982 166 +14.5%
1990 219 +31.9%
1999 203 −7.3%
2009 222 +9.4%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St.Leger, dating from the sixteenth century, with a stone spire.

See also[edit]

Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placename Affringues/Hafferdingen: proussel.voila.net

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