Houlle

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Houlle
The town hall of Houlle
The town hall of Houlle
Coat of arms of Houlle
Coat of arms
Location of Houlle
Houlle is located in France
Houlle
Houlle
Houlle is located in Hauts-de-France
Houlle
Houlle
Coordinates: 50°47′48″N 2°10′25″E / 50.7967°N 2.1736°E / 50.7967; 2.1736Coordinates: 50°47′48″N 2°10′25″E / 50.7967°N 2.1736°E / 50.7967; 2.1736
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementSaint-Omer
CantonSaint-Omer
IntercommunalityPays de Saint-Omer
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Rebena
Area
1
6.52 km2 (2.52 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,119
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62458 /62910
Elevation0–96 m (0–315 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

A village situated 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Saint-Omer, on the D207 road. "The Houlle" is also the name of a small river close to the village, tributary of the Aa, included in the water management plan (fr:SAGE) of the Audomarois region.

Economy[edit]

A gin alembic

Spirits from grain, flavoured with berries of the juniper tree, are distilled in Houlle, the Genièvre (juniper) of Houlle; this spirit is very close to the Dutch jenever and more distantly related to dry gin. This is drunk with the local speciality, (potjevleesch) and is used to refine Maroilles cheese.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Houlle
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population564657575650864917966
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. John the Baptiste, dating from the twelfth century.
  • Some 18th-century wells.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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