Guisy

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Guisy
Commune
The monument to the dead in front of the church of Guisy
The monument to the dead in front of the church of Guisy
Coat of arms of Guisy
Coat of arms
Guisy is located in France
Guisy
Guisy
Coordinates: 50°23′22″N 2°00′10″E / 50.3894°N 2.0028°E / 50.3894; 2.0028Coordinates: 50°23′22″N 2°00′10″E / 50.3894°N 2.0028°E / 50.3894; 2.0028
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Auxi-le-Château
Intercommunality CC Sept Vallées
Government
 • Mayor (2008 - 2014) Étienne Meister
Area1 1.16 km2 (0.45 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 291
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62398 /62140
Elevation 20–80 m (66–262 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Guisy is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais département in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

A village situated some 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D113 road.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Guisy
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 2010
Population 95 108 154 170 218 272 310 295 291
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

The church of Saint Thomas of Canterbury, dates from the eighteenth century and its bell from 1689. Legend has it that during Thomas's exile in France, he stayed in the commune. In March 1974, the church was the victim of a major theft, with some of the stolen objects eventually being found in Belgium. In April 2015 plans were put forward for a €29,000 restoration of the church, including reinforcement of the framework of the belfry, its waterproofing and roof repairs. Repairs to the nave were also planned.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guisy : le clocher de l'église a besoin de travaux de réfection" [Guisy: church bell tower needs refurbishment] (in French). avoixdunord.fr. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 

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