Tortefontaine

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Tortefontaine
Coat of arms of Tortefontaine
Coat of arms
Tortefontaine is located in France
Tortefontaine
Tortefontaine
Coordinates: 50°19′22″N 1°55′17″E / 50.3228°N 1.9214°E / 50.3228; 1.9214Coordinates: 50°19′22″N 1°55′17″E / 50.3228°N 1.9214°E / 50.3228; 1.9214
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Hesdin
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de l'Hesdinois
Government
 • Mayor Daniel Degardin
Area
 • Land1 11.81 km2 (4.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 238
 • Population2 density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62824 / 62140
Elevation 11–98 m (36–322 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Tortefontaine lies southwest of Hesdin, on the D136 road with the Varnette, a small tributary of the Authie flowing through it.

Etymology[edit]

The name translates as twisted fountain.

Population[edit]

The inhabitants are called Tortefontainois.

Historical population of Tortefontaine
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 259 285 225 258 216 231 238
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places and monuments[edit]

  • The ruins of the abbey of Dommartin. First built in 1161, the ruins are found in farmland.
  • 17th / 18th century buildings and more ruins of the same.

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