Auxi-le-Château

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Auxi-le-Château
The town centre of Auxi-le-Château
The town centre of Auxi-le-Château
Coat of arms of Auxi-le-Château
Coat of arms
Location of Auxi-le-Château
Auxi-le-Château is located in France
Auxi-le-Château
Auxi-le-Château
Auxi-le-Château is located in Hauts-de-France
Auxi-le-Château
Auxi-le-Château
Coordinates: 50°13′53″N 2°06′56″E / 50.2314°N 2.1156°E / 50.2314; 2.1156Coordinates: 50°13′53″N 2°06′56″E / 50.2314°N 2.1156°E / 50.2314; 2.1156
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementArras
CantonAuxi-le-Château
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du Ternois
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Henri Dejonghe
Area
1
27.08 km2 (10.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,726
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62060 /62390
Elevation25–138 m (82–453 ft)
(avg. 34 m or 112 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Auxi-le-Château (Picard: Aussi-ch’Catiau) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A farming town located 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Arras at the junction of the D938, D933 and D941 roads. The Authie river flows through the town, which once divided the commune into two parts, one in the Pas-de-Calais and the other in the Somme department. It is so named because it was a border fort, but there is now no sign of a castle, apart from some ruins at the top of the Chemin de la Belle Inutile.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19623,063—    
19683,099+1.2%
19753,229+4.2%
19823,187−1.3%
19903,051−4.3%
19993,065+0.5%
20042,980−2.8%
20092,920−2.0%
20142,718−6.9%
20152,698−0.7%

Sights[edit]

The Saint Martin's church (16th century).
  • Tha Saint Martin's church (16th century)
  • The neo-Gothic Town Hall.
  • The ruins of a 12th-century castle.
  • Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century houses.
  • Watermills.
  • The Museum of Arts and Folklife, in a former rectory.
  • The neo-Gothic church of St.Martin, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • Two 19th-century chapels.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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