The centre of Marck
|Intercommunality||Communauté d'agglomération du Calaisis|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Serge Péron|
|Area1||31.55 km2 (12.18 sq mi)|
|• Density||290/km2 (760/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62548 /62730|
|Elevation||0–14 m (0–46 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 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.
Marck is a farming and light industrial town located 6 km east of Calais, at the junction of the D940 and D248 roads. The A26 ‘autoroute des Anglaises’ passes through the commune and the Louis Blériot airport is in the middle of the commune. The small villages of Les Hemmes-de-Marck and Fort-Vert, both on the D191 road, are included in the population.
There are three elementary schools and one middle school.
- The church of St. Martin, dating from the twentieth century, is an official historical monument since January 17, 2002. The original church, dated from the 15th century, was destroyed with explosives in 1944 during World War II.
- There is a headstone placed in memory of those who perished during the bombing of Rue Du Sable in Marck on September 28, 1944 by the Allied Forces. This bombing killed over 30 inhabitants and injured many, the largest Marck had ever faced at one time. This street was subsequently renamed Rue Du 28 Septembre in memory of this terrible tragedy.
- The brick tower of an old windmill.
- There is a war memorial at the center of the town with the names of town locals that were killed during World War I, World War II and other subsequent wars.
- Littoral, Nord. "Il y a 70 ans, la ville de Marck était martyrisée par une bombe". Nord Littoral. Retrieved 2016-10-23.
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