Escalles

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Escalles
Cape Blanc Nez
Cape Blanc Nez
Coat of arms of Escalles
Coat of arms
Escalles is located in France
Escalles
Escalles
Coordinates: 50°55′04″N 1°42′53″E / 50.9178°N 1.7147°E / 50.9178; 1.7147Coordinates: 50°55′04″N 1°42′53″E / 50.9178°N 1.7147°E / 50.9178; 1.7147
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Calais
Canton Calais-Nord-Ouest
Intercommunality Sud-Ouest du Calaisis
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marc Boutroy
Area
 • Land1 7.29 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 321
 • Population2 density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62307 / 62179
Elevation 0–154 m (0–505 ft)
(avg. 46 m or 151 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A small village located 8 miles (13 km) west of Calais, at the junction of the D243 and D940 roads and at the foot of Mont d'Hubert (151m).

Population[edit]

Historical population of Escalles
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 182 199 149 286 320 321
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 cliffs.
  • An old windmill.
  • The Dover Patrol monument at the summit of Cape Blanc-Nez, dedicated to British and French sailors of World War I.
  • The church of St. Maxime, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The Musée Transmanche.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

http://www.escalles.fr/