Blendecques

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Blendecques
Coat of arms of Blendecques
Coat of arms
Blendecques is located in France
Blendecques
Blendecques
Coordinates: 50°43′04″N 2°16′38″E / 50.7178°N 2.2772°E / 50.7178; 2.2772Coordinates: 50°43′04″N 2°16′38″E / 50.7178°N 2.2772°E / 50.7178; 2.2772
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Arques
Intercommunality Saint-Omer
Government
 • Mayor André Bultel
Area
 • Land1 9.56 km2 (3.69 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 5,171
 • Population2 density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62139 / 62575
Elevation 7–93 m (23–305 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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.

Blendecques is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A town situated 3 miles (5 km) south of Saint-Omer, at the junction of the D77, D210 and D211 roads. The river Aa flows through the commune.
The town has a football team and a basketball team.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 3,943 —    
1968 4,431 +12.4%
1975 5,014 +13.2%
1982 5,338 +6.5%
1990 5,210 −2.4%
1999 5,186 −0.5%
2009 5,171 −0.3%

Personalities[edit]

Sights[edit]

  • The nineteenth-century church of St. Gilles.
  • The Chapelle de Soyecques.
  • The eighteenth-century Château de La Garenne.
  • Another Château of the 19th century .
  • The abbey of Sainte-Colombe, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The remains of some old watermills and lime-kilns.

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