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Landrethun-le-Nord is located in France
Coordinates: 50°50′53″N 1°47′05″E / 50.8481°N 1.7847°E / 50.8481; 1.7847Coordinates: 50°50′53″N 1°47′05″E / 50.8481°N 1.7847°E / 50.8481; 1.7847
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
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Émile Petit
Area1 7.7 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,132
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62487 / 62250
Elevation 57–133 m (187–436 ft)
(avg. 116 m or 381 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.

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


A farming village situated some 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Boulogne, at the junction of the D243 and D231 roads.


The area was severely bombed during 1944 as the Germans chose this commune to host the V-3 cannon launch site during World War II.


Historical population of Landrethun-le-Nord
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 539 625 744 707 853 906 1132
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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