Rinxent

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Rinxent
Coat of arms of Rinxent
Coat of arms
Rinxent is located in France
Rinxent
Rinxent
Coordinates: 50°48′20″N 1°44′20″E / 50.8056°N 1.7389°E / 50.8056; 1.7389Coordinates: 50°48′20″N 1°44′20″E / 50.8056°N 1.7389°E / 50.8056; 1.7389
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) Bernard Chaussoy
Area1 8.38 km2 (3.24 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,790
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62711 / 62720
Elevation 7–90 m (23–295 ft)
(avg. 79 m or 259 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Rinxent is a farming and light industrial town, situated some 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Boulogne, on the D191 road.

Population[edit]

The inhabitants are called Rinxentois.

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
3267 3340 3195 3094 2860 2797 2790
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • Two churches, both dating from the nineteenth century.
  • A nineteenth century Château.
  • Traces of an old castle.
  • A museum devoted to marble, quarried in the commune.

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