Tournehem-sur-la-Hem

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Tournehem-sur-la-Hem
Town fortifications
Town fortifications
Tournehem-sur-la-Hem is located in France
Tournehem-sur-la-Hem
Tournehem-sur-la-Hem
Coordinates: 50°48′26″N 2°02′57″E / 50.8072°N 2.0492°E / 50.8072; 2.0492Coordinates: 50°48′26″N 2°02′57″E / 50.8072°N 2.0492°E / 50.8072; 2.0492
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Ardres
Intercommunality Région d'Ardres et de la Vallée de la Hem
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Léon Leclercq
Area
 • Land1 18.14 km2 (7.00 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,253
 • Population2 density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62827 / 62890
Elevation 22–174 m (72–571 ft)
(avg. 39 m or 128 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.

Tournehem-sur-la-Hem is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography[edit]

Tournehem-sur-la-Hem is located 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Saint-Omer, at the D217 and D218 road junction, on the banks of the river Hem.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Tournehem-sur-la-Hem
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 831 835 965 1018 1069 1219 1253
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 Saint Médard, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • The ruins of the 12th-century château which was destroyed in 1542.
  • The tower of a 15th-century windmill.
  • The eighteenth-century château at Guémy.
  • The church of Notre-Dame at Guémy, dating from the eighteenth century.
  • The ruins of the 13th-century chapel of Saint Louis at Guémy.

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