The town hall of Audruicq
|Intercommunality||CC Région Audruicq|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Nicole Chevalier|
|Area1||14.44 km2 (5.58 sq mi)|
|• Density||370/km2 (960/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62057 /62370|
|Elevation||3–22 m (9.8–72.2 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.
A town located 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Calais, at the junction of the D224 with the D309 road.
Baldwin II, Count of Flanders named it a city in 1175, rebuilding the castle and converting the surrounding marshland to tillable soil. After continuously changing authority between the 13th century and the 17th century, Audruicq finally became a French town after the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678.
- The eighteenth-century church of St. Martin.
- The eighteenth-century château.
- Gilbert Brazy: Born at Audruicq on 15 February 1902. A pilot, he disappeared, flying a "Latham47" in the Arctic in 1928 with Roald Amundsen.1
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- Audruicq, a stroll in the past
- Audruicq on the Quid website (in French)
- The German Air Force in the Great War The 1916 bombing of the ammunition dump at Audruicq
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