Desvres

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Desvres
Commune
A general view of Desvres
A general view of Desvres
Coat of arms of Desvres
Coat of arms
Desvres is located in France
Desvres
Desvres
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Desvres is located in Hauts-de-France
Desvres
Desvres
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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBoulogne-sur-Mer
CantonDesvres
IntercommunalityCC Desvres-Samer
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Pécron
Area19.42 km2 (3.64 sq mi)
Population (2006)25,056
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code62268 /62240
Elevation42–208 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]; Picard: Dèfes) 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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