Fauquembergues

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Fauquembergues
The church of Fauquembergues
The church of Fauquembergues
Coat of arms of Fauquembergues
Coat of arms
Location of Fauquembergues
Fauquembergues is located in France
Fauquembergues
Fauquembergues
Fauquembergues is located in Hauts-de-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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementSaint-Omer
CantonFruges
IntercommunalityPays de Saint-Omer
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Alain Mequignon
Area
1
7.13 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,005
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62325 /62560
Elevation72–186 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.

Fauquembergues is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France 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
Year196219681975198219901999
Population882942901884845856
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 which is a registered historical monument[2]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Eglise Saint-Léger in Base Mérimée

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