|Intercommunality||Sud-Ouest du Calaisis|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||René Lotte|
|• Land1||12.82 km2 (4.95 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||86/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62408 / 62340|
|Elevation||0–86 m (0–282 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.
A village located 6 miles (9 km) southwest of Calais, at the junction of the D215 and D231E2.
The commune was created from the two former parishes of Hames and Boucres in 1819. The two parish churches were located almost opposite each other and separated only by a street. The church of Hames was demolished during the Revolution. The English seized the castle in 1558, but it was retaken by Francis, Duke of Guise, who successfully claimed all of the Calais Pale for France.
|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
- The church of St.Martin, dating from the eighteenth century.
- A double feudal motte.
- A neoclassical château dating from the eighteenth century.
- The château Thélu.
- The Hermitage Château.
- Hames-Boucres on the Quid website (French)
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