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Semaphore tower
Semaphore tower
Coat of arms of Lefaux
Coat of arms
Lefaux is located in France
Coordinates: 50°32′37″N 1°39′38″E / 50.5436°N 1.6606°E / 50.5436; 1.6606Coordinates: 50°32′37″N 1°39′38″E / 50.5436°N 1.6606°E / 50.5436; 1.6606
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Étaples
Intercommunality Mer et Terres d'Opale
 • Mayor Geneviève Margueritte
Area1 8.25 km2 (3.19 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 291
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62496 /62630
Elevation 23–152 m (75–499 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 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.

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


Lefaux is situated 8 miles (16 km) north of Montreuil-sur-Mer on the D148 road.


Historical population of Lefaux
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 188 199 198 203 204 242 240
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 nineteenth century church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  • The semaphore tower at Lefaux, a remnant of the first telegraphic system, created by Claude Chappe in 1793.

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