Clarques

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Clarques
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of Clarques
Coat of arms
Clarques is located in France
Clarques
Clarques
Coordinates: 50°38′50″N 2°16′42″E / 50.6472°N 2.2783°E / 50.6472; 2.2783Coordinates: 50°38′50″N 2°16′42″E / 50.6472°N 2.2783°E / 50.6472; 2.2783
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Aire-sur-la-Lys
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Morinie
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) René Allouchery
Area1 6.96 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 233
 • Density 33/km2 (87/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62226 / 62129
Elevation 29–97 m (95–318 ft)
(avg. 66 m or 217 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming village situated 8 miles (13 km) south of Saint-Omer, on the D190 and D192 road junction. The A26 autoroute passes by the commune just 200 yards (180 m) away.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Clarques
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 234 254 238 206 231 233
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

The present chateau was built in the early 1780s by Augustin Titelouze de Gournay, a king’s musketeer, before his marriage to Marie-Therese de Feuchin in 1788. The house was enlarged in 1905 by Joseph de Gournay from the plans of architect Lillois Vilain, adding the protruding wings.

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