Marck, Pas-de-Calais

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Marck
The centre of Marck
The centre of Marck
Coat of arms of Marck
Coat of arms
Marck is located in France
Marck
Marck
Coordinates: 50°56′55″N 1°57′03″E / 50.9486°N 1.9508°E / 50.9486; 1.9508Coordinates: 50°56′55″N 1°57′03″E / 50.9486°N 1.9508°E / 50.9486; 1.9508
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Calais
Canton Marck
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Calaisis
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Péron
Area1 31.55 km2 (12.18 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 9,235
 • 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 commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

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.

Demographic evolution[edit]

Year Population
1962 3899
1968 4576
1975 5735
1982 7448
1999 9069
1999 8987
2006 9235

There are three elementary schools and one middle school.

Main sights[edit]

  • 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.[1]
  • 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.[1]
  • 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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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