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Coat of arms of Clarques
Coat of arms
Clarques is located in France
Coordinates: 50°38′50″N 2°16′42″E / 50.6472°N 2.2783°E / 50.6472; 2.2783Coordinates: 50°38′50″N 2°16′42″E / 50.6472°N 2.2783°E / 50.6472; 2.2783
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Aire-sur-la-Lys
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Morinie
 • Mayor (2001–2008) René Allouchery
Area1 6.96 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 233
 • Density 33/km2 (87/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62226 / 62129
Elevation 29–97 m (95–318 ft)
(avg. 66 m or 217 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.

Clarques is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


A farming village situated 8 miles (13 km) south of Saint-Omer, on the D190 and D192 road junction. The A26 autoroute passes by the commune just 200 yards (180 m) away.


Historical population of Clarques
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 234 254 238 206 231 233
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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The present chateau was built in the early 1780s by Augustin Titelouze de Gournay, a king’s musketeer, before his marriage to Marie-Therese de Feuchin in 1788. The house was enlarged in 1905 by Joseph de Gournay from the plans of architect Lillois Vilain, adding the protruding wings.

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