Fauquembergues

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Fauquembergues
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Coat of arms of Fauquembergues
Coat of arms
Fauquembergues is located in France
Fauquembergues
Fauquembergues
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
Government
 • 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.

Geography[edit]

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

Population[edit]

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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