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The town hall of Licques
The town hall of Licques
Coat of arms of Licques
Coat of arms
Licques is located in France
Coordinates: 50°47′09″N 1°56′15″E / 50.7858°N 1.9375°E / 50.7858; 1.9375Coordinates: 50°47′09″N 1°56′15″E / 50.7858°N 1.9375°E / 50.7858; 1.9375
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Calais
Canton Calais-2
Intercommunality CC Pays d'Opale
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Aliette Polaert
Area1 18.36 km2 (7.09 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,543
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62506 /62850
Elevation 52–176 m (171–577 ft)
(avg. 87 m or 285 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.

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


A farming village located 24 km south of Calais in the valley of the Hem, at the junction of the D191 and D215 roads. It is a large producer of turkeys and other fowl.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1296 1307 1389 1387 1351 1440 1543
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The eighteenth-century château de Cahen.
  • The ruins of the château of Courtebourne.
  • Vestiges of the 11th century Premonstrate abbey, nowadays the parish church.

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