Wamin

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Wamin
Château de Wamin
Château de Wamin
Coat of arms of Wamin
Coat of arms
Wamin is located in France
Wamin
Wamin
Coordinates: 50°25′46″N 2°01′28″E / 50.4294°N 2.0244°E / 50.4294; 2.0244Coordinates: 50°25′46″N 2°01′28″E / 50.4294°N 2.0244°E / 50.4294; 2.0244
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Le Parcq
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Armand Alisse
Area
 • Land1 6.06 km2 (2.34 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 262
 • Population2 density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62871 / 62140
Elevation 35–118 m (115–387 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.

Wamin is a commune in the department of Pas-de-Calais in the Nord-Pas de Calais region in France of France. It lies 5 km north of Hesdin and 24 km east of Montreuil.

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The church of Our Lady of Assumption was constructed in 1664 of brick and stone, in typical regional style. The first Lords of Wamin are buried under the choir.

The château was built in the 17th century by François de Fléchin who had inherited, through marriage, the titles of the Créquy family and was elevated to Marquis in 1693. Sold in 1811 by the daughters of the Marquis of Fléchin to the Lefebvre family from Gouy.

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