Widehem

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Widehem
Widehem is located in France
Widehem
Widehem
Coordinates: 50°35′11″N 1°40′23″E / 50.5864°N 1.6731°E / 50.5864; 1.6731Coordinates: 50°35′11″N 1°40′23″E / 50.5864°N 1.6731°E / 50.5864; 1.6731
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Étaples
Intercommunality Mer et Terres d'Opale
Government
 • Mayor Jean L’hotellier
Area1 7.2 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 261
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62887 / 62630
Elevation 64–178 m (210–584 ft)
(avg. 99 m or 325 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Widehem is located 12 miles (19 km) north of Montreuil-sur-Mer, on the D148E5 road, 3miles (5k) from the coast.

History[edit]

Known and recorded as "Wodingahem" in 877, after a Germanic chief of the region who opposed Charlemagne.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Widehem
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 216 232 195 175 229 249 261
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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]