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St. Leodegar's Church
St. Leodegar's Church
Coat of arms of Éperlecques
Coat of arms
Éperlecques is located in France
Coordinates: 50°48′25″N 2°09′09″E / 50.8069°N 2.152500°E / 50.8069; 2.152500Coordinates: 50°48′25″N 2°09′09″E / 50.8069°N 2.152500°E / 50.8069; 2.152500
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Saint-Omer
Intercommunality Pays de Saint-Omer
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Guilbert
Area1 25.56 km2 (9.87 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,885
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62297 /62910
Elevation 0–97 m (0–318 ft)
(avg. 15 m or 49 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.

Éperlecques (Dutch: Sperleke) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


It is a farming commune comprising eight hamlets, all found within the regional nature reserve of the Caps et Marais d'Opale, situated 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Saint-Omer, at the D222 and D219 road junction. The small river Liette runs through the village.


Historical population of Éperlecques
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 2061 2168 2276 2556 2785 2885
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 Blockhaus d'Éperlecques[1]
  • St. Leodegar's church, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • Seven chapels.
  • Traces of ancient chateaux.
  • The flour mill at Seigre.

Twin towns[edit]

Éperlecques is twinned with Belgium Zonnebeke in Belgium.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Le Blockhaus d'Éperlecques". Retrieved 2007-05-25. 


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