Lumbres

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Lumbres
Aa river, its banks shored up with heavy rubble
Aa river, its banks shored up with heavy rubble
Coat of arms of Lumbres
Coat of arms
Location of Lumbres
Lumbres is located in France
Lumbres
Lumbres
Lumbres is located in Hauts-de-France
Lumbres
Lumbres
Coordinates: 50°42′21″N 2°07′18″E / 50.7058°N 2.1217°E / 50.7058; 2.1217Coordinates: 50°42′21″N 2°07′18″E / 50.7058°N 2.1217°E / 50.7058; 2.1217
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementSaint-Omer
CantonLumbres
IntercommunalityPays de Lumbres
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Pierre Decobert
Area
1
9.9 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,766
 • Density380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62534 /62380
Elevation35–133 m (115–436 ft)
(avg. 47 m or 154 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Lumbres (Dutch:Lumeres) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

Lumbres is an industrial town built on former marshes at the crossroads of the valleys of the rivers Aa and Bléquin, some 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the junction of the D342 and D225 road. The commune is now by-passed by the N42. The landscape is marred by the vast quarries and the huge chimney of the cement works.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
3207 3599 3803 4107 3944 3873 3892
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

History[edit]

Evidence of prehistoric occupation, at the place known as the Montagne de Lumbres has been discovered by.[2] Dr. Pontier and Canon Collet, of the abbey of Wisques, who were the first to study the prehistory of the area, including Arques, Elnes and Wavrans.
Because of its industrial importance, and proximity to fortified V2 sites, the commune suffered heavily from Allied bombing during World War II.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Sulpice, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • The fourteenth century Château d'Acquembronne.
  • Old watermills.

Notable people[edit]

Dr. Georges Pontier
Pontier's Mammoth reconstruction, once at Lumbres, now at the Natural history museum in Boulogne-sur-Mer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Ref CNRS/Inist

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