Embry, Pas-de-Calais

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Embry
Coat of arms of Embry
Coat of arms
Embry is located in France
Embry
Embry
Coordinates: 50°29′37″N 1°58′05″E / 50.4936°N 1.9681°E / 50.4936; 1.9681Coordinates: 50°29′37″N 1°58′05″E / 50.4936°N 1.9681°E / 50.4936; 1.9681
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Fruges
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Canton de Fruges et environs
Government
 • Mayor Francis Verhamme
Area1 11.69 km2 (4.51 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 203
 • Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62293 / 62990
Elevation 55–177 m (180–581 ft)
(avg. 68 m or 223 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A village situated some 10 miles (16 km) east of Montreuil-sur-Mer at the D149 and D108 crossroads.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Embry, Pas-de-Calais
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 283 316 288 251 226 203
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Many houses in the village are second homes, owned by British or Dutch families attracted by the unspoiled scenery and comparatively inexpensive property. The result has been to bring money into the area and many old houses have been preserved by tasteful renovation.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Vestiges of an ancient château.
  • The Maison Sainte Marguerite, dated 1630.
  • The fifteenth century church of Saint Martin

Since 2007 a local society for the preservation of the Church (APSE) has been active in fund raising and in generally overseeing the Church's part in the village heritage.

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