Hames-Boucres

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Hames-Boucres
The town hall of Hames-Boucres
The town hall of Hames-Boucres
Coat of arms of Hames-Boucres
Coat of arms
Location of Hames-Boucres
Hames-Boucres is located in France
Hames-Boucres
Hames-Boucres
Hames-Boucres is located in Hauts-de-France
Hames-Boucres
Hames-Boucres
Coordinates: 50°52′56″N 1°50′37″E / 50.8822°N 1.8436°E / 50.8822; 1.8436Coordinates: 50°52′56″N 1°50′37″E / 50.8822°N 1.8436°E / 50.8822; 1.8436
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementCalais
CantonCalais-1
IntercommunalityCA Calaisis
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Lotte
Area
1
12.82 km2 (4.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,486
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62408 /62340
Elevation0–86 m (0–282 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Hames-Boucres is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

A village located 6 miles (9 km) southwest of Calais, at the junction of the D215 and D231E2.

History[edit]

The commune was created from the two former parishes of Hames and Boucres in 1819. The two parish churches were located almost opposite each other and separated only by a street. The church of Hames was demolished during the Revolution. The English seized the castle in 1558, but it was retaken by Francis, Duke of Guise, who successfully claimed all of the Calais Pale for France.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Hames-Boucres
Year196219681975198219901999
Population796851964104710171106
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 St.Martin, dating from the eighteenth century.
  • A double feudal motte.
  • A neoclassical château dating from the eighteenth century.
  • The château Thélu.
  • The Hermitage Château.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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