Éperlecques

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Éperlecques
Commune
St. Leodegar's Church
St. Leodegar's Church
Coat of arms of Éperlecques
Coat of arms
Éperlecques is located in France
Éperlecques
Éperlecques
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
Government
 • 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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

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]

Notes[edit]

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

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