Audruicq

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Audruicq
The town hall of Audruicq
The town hall of Audruicq
Coat of arms of Audruicq
Coat of arms
Location of Audruicq
Audruicq is located in France
Audruicq
Audruicq
Audruicq is located in Hauts-de-France
Audruicq
Audruicq
Coordinates: 50°52′47″N 2°04′53″E / 50.8797°N 2.0814°E / 50.8797; 2.0814Coordinates: 50°52′47″N 2°04′53″E / 50.8797°N 2.0814°E / 50.8797; 2.0814
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementCalais
CantonMarck
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de la Région d'Audruicq
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Nicole Chevalier
Area
1
14.44 km2 (5.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
5,473
 • Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62057 /62370
Elevation3–22 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.

Audruicq (in Dutch: Ouderwijk) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A town located 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Calais, at the junction of the D224 with the D309 road.

History[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19623,388—    
19683,606+6.4%
19753,616+0.3%
19824,078+12.8%
19904,586+12.5%
19994,555−0.7%
20064,626+1.6%
20074,636+0.2%
20094,741+2.3%
20125,204+9.8%
20155,380+3.4%

Sights[edit]

  • The eighteenth-century church of St. Martin.
  • The eighteenth-century château.

Personalities[edit]

  • 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

International relations[edit]

Audruicq is twinned with: England Hawkhurst in Kent, England, since 1998.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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