Hervelinghen

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Hervelinghen
Hervelinghen is located in France
Hervelinghen
Hervelinghen
Coordinates: 50°52′57″N 1°42′46″E / 50.8825°N 1.7128°E / 50.8825; 1.7128Coordinates: 50°52′57″N 1°42′46″E / 50.8825°N 1.7128°E / 50.8825; 1.7128
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Marquise
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Terre des Deux Caps
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hervé Crépin
Area
 • Land1 5.89 km2 (2.27 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 243
 • Population2 density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62444 / 62179
Elevation 39–157 m (128–515 ft)
(avg. 52 m or 171 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A small farming village situated near to Wissant, some 13 miles (21 km) north of Boulogne, on the D244 road.

History[edit]

It was formerly called Hervemingham, even after the conquest of Calais by the French army. In those days, the population of the village consisted of five English families, who were allowed to remain in their homes when the French commissaires arrived in the village in 1558. To obtain this favour, they argued that they wanted to become loyal subjects of the King of France. Descendants of these families still live in the village.[citation needed]

Since the time of the English occupation, a long stone mast with a cross on the top has stood in the center of the village.

Today, Hervelinghen is a part of the parish of Notre-Dame-des-Flots. Saint-Inglevert Airfield lies to the east of the village.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Hervelinghen
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 125 149 134 166 172 182 243
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 St.Quentin, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • Two 18th-century farmhouses.

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