Lefaux

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Lefaux
Commune
Semaphore tower
Semaphore tower
Coat of arms of Lefaux
Coat of arms
Lefaux is located in France
Lefaux
Lefaux
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Lefaux is located in Hauts-de-France
Lefaux
Lefaux
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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementMontreuil
CantonÉtaples
IntercommunalityCA Deux Baies en Montreuillois
Government
 • MayorGeneviève Margueritte
Area18.25 km2 (3.19 sq mi)
Population (2006)2291
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code62496 /62630
Elevation23–152 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.

Geography[edit]

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

Population[edit]

Historical population of Lefaux
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population188199198203204242240
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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