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Coat of arms of Fauquembergues
Coat of arms
Fauquembergues is located in France
Coordinates: 50°36′06″N 2°05′57″E / 50.6017°N 2.0992°E / 50.6017; 2.0992Coordinates: 50°36′06″N 2°05′57″E / 50.6017°N 2.0992°E / 50.6017; 2.0992
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Fauquembergues
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Canton de Fauquembergues
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Alain Mequignon
Area1 7.13 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 856
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62325 / 62560
Elevation 72–186 m (236–610 ft)
(avg. 78 m or 256 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.

Fauquembergues is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. First mentioned in 961 as "in monten qui dicitur Falcoberg", the place later in 1124 was called Falkenberga.


A town situated 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the junction of the D928 with two minor roads, the D92 and the D158. The River Aa flows through Fauquembergues.

Map of the commune and the adjacent places


Historical population of Fauquembergues
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 882 942 901 884 845 856
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places and monuments[edit]

  • A line of 13 electricity-generating turbines can be seen on the 100 m high hills. Another group of 12 turbines faces the town from the southern direction.
  • The 13th-century church of Saint-Léger

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