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Coat of arms of Hames-Boucres
Coat of arms
Hames-Boucres is located in France
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
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Calais
Canton Guînes
Intercommunality Sud-Ouest du Calaisis
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Lotte
Area1 12.82 km2 (4.95 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,106
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62408 / 62340
Elevation 0–86 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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


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


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.


Historical population of Hames-Boucres
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 796 851 964 1047 1017 1106
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.

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