Verchin

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Verchin
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Coat of arms of Verchin
Coat of arms
Verchin is located in France
Verchin
Verchin
Coordinates: 50°29′43″N 2°11′07″E / 50.4953°N 2.1853°E / 50.4953; 2.1853Coordinates: 50°29′43″N 2°11′07″E / 50.4953°N 2.1853°E / 50.4953; 2.1853
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Fruges
Intercommunality Canton de Fruges et environs
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilles De Lencquesaing
Area1 10.68 km2 (4.12 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 194
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62843 / 62310
Elevation 88–171 m (289–561 ft)
(avg. 102 m or 335 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Verchin is located 20 miles (32 km) east of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D93 road.

Population[edit]

The inhabitants are called Verchinois.

Historical population of Verchin
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 302 303 276 250 220 220 194
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 Château, dating from the sixteenth century
  • The seventeenth century presbytery.
  • The flamboyant gothic church of St. Omer, dating from the seventeenth century, with its twisted spire, caused by the use of unseasoned timber.

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