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Coat of arms of Desvres
Coat of arms
Desvres is located in France
Coordinates: 50°40′07″N 1°50′07″E / 50.6686°N 1.8353°E / 50.6686; 1.8353Coordinates: 50°40′07″N 1°50′07″E / 50.6686°N 1.8353°E / 50.6686; 1.8353
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Desvres
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Desvres - Samer
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Pécron
Area1 9.42 km2 (3.64 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,056
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62268 / 62240
Elevation 42–208 m (138–682 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.

Desvres (pronounced: [devʁ]) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. It is a market town, known for its pottery.

In 1999 its population was 5,260 inhabitants for the commune and 14,164 inhabitants for the canton.

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