Enquin-les-Mines

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Enquin-les-Mines
Coat of arms of Enquin-les-Mines
Coat of arms
Enquin-les-Mines is located in France
Enquin-les-Mines
Enquin-les-Mines
Coordinates: 50°35′18″N 2°17′11″E / 50.5883°N 2.2864°E / 50.5883; 2.2864Coordinates: 50°35′18″N 2°17′11″E / 50.5883°N 2.2864°E / 50.5883; 2.2864
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Fruges
Area1 11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 917
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62295 /62145
Elevation 49–118 m (161–387 ft)
(avg. 84 m or 276 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.

Enquin-les-Mines is a town and former commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

The inhabitants of the town of Enquin-les-Mines are known as "Enquinois, Enquinoises."[1]

The commune was surrounded by the municipalities of Erny-Saint-Julien, Estrée-Blanche and Enguinegatte. The commune merged with the latter of these on 1 January 2017 to form the commune nouvelle of Enquin-lez-Guinegatte.[2]

Geography[edit]

Enquin-les-Mines is a farming village situated 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the D77 and D158 crossroads, by the banks of the small river Laquette.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population of Enquin-les-Mines
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 862 944 856 825 869 917
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[edit]

The village was subject to much damage during the siege of Thérouanne in 1553.
The neighbouring hamlets of Fléchinelle and Serny were joined with the commune in 1822.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Omer, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • Traces of an ancient château.
  • The fourteenth century Templars farm at Fléchinelle.
  • The watermill at Serny, dating from 1635.
  • The old coal mine.
  • Café Chez Gilberte

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