Audrehem

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Audrehem
Commune
The town hall of Audrehem
The town hall of Audrehem
Coat of arms of Audrehem
Coat of arms
Audrehem is located in France
Audrehem
Audrehem
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Audrehem is located in Hauts-de-France
Audrehem
Audrehem
Coordinates: 50°46′55″N 1°59′28″E / 50.7819°N 1.9911°E / 50.7819; 1.9911Coordinates: 50°46′55″N 1°59′28″E / 50.7819°N 1.9911°E / 50.7819; 1.9911
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementSaint-Omer
CantonLumbres
IntercommunalityCC Pays Lumbres
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) José Bouffart
Area19.19 km2 (3.55 sq mi)
Population (2015)2553
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code62055 /62890
Elevation42–171 m (138–561 ft)
(avg. 61 m or 200 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.

Audrehem is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

History[edit]

The commune's name is of Germanic origin and dates back to at least the 9th century. It was written in Old Low Franconian as Aldomhem between 844 and 864 and again in 877, and as Aldenehem in 1164. Consisting of inflexions of the element alt "old" and the extremely common toponymic suffix hem "home, village", the literal translation would be "old home" or "old village".[1]

Geography[edit]

The village is located 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Saint-Omer, at the junction of the D223 with the D217E road.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962317—    
1968319+0.6%
1975295−7.5%
1982283−4.1%
1990316+11.7%
1999357+13.0%
2009466+30.5%
2015553+18.7%

Sights[edit]

  • The fifteenth century church of St. Médard.
  • The remains of the 15th century manor de Fouquesolles.

Personalities[edit]

Audrehem was the birthplace of Arnoul d'Audrehem (c.1305-1370), Marshal of France.

Louis Amadeus Rappe (February 2, 1801 - August 9, 1877) first bishop of Cleveland OH, is born in Audrehem in a farmer family. The street where we can find his birth house is now named in his remembrance.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lemma=oud, Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal

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