Escœuilles

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Escoeuilles
Escoeuilles is located in France
Escoeuilles
Escoeuilles
Coordinates: 50°43′35″N 1°55′38″E / 50.7264°N 1.9272°E / 50.7264; 1.9272Coordinates: 50°43′35″N 1°55′38″E / 50.7264°N 1.9272°E / 50.7264; 1.9272
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Lumbres
Intercommunality Pays de Lumbres
Government
 • Mayor Léonce Leroy
Area1 5.91 km2 (2.28 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 398
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62308 / 62850
Elevation 93–211 m (305–692 ft)
(avg. 107 m or 351 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.

Escœuilles (or Escoeuilles) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography[edit]

A farming village situated 15 miles (24 km) west of Saint-Omer, at the junction of the N42 and D216 roads.

Etymology[edit]

The village name first appears in 1084 as Seules. In the year 1200, it had the name Esquelles, then Eskelle, Scules, Escueles, Esquieulles, Ecueil, Escoueuille and finally Escoeuilles.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Escœuilles
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 321 308 309 296 331 398
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 church of the Assumption, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The chapel, built in 1877.
  • The war memorial.

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