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The town hall and school of Ouve-Wirquin
The town hall and school of Ouve-Wirquin
Coat of arms of Ouve-Wirquin
Coat of arms
Ouve-Wirquin is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Ouve-Wirquin is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°39′05″N 2°08′44″E / 50.6514°N 2.1456°E / 50.6514; 2.1456Coordinates: 50°39′05″N 2°08′44″E / 50.6514°N 2.1456°E / 50.6514; 2.1456
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Lumbres
Intercommunality Pays de Lumbres
 • Mayor Jean-Claude Obert
Area1 5.25 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 538
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 62644 /62380
Elevation 52–137 m (171–449 ft)
(avg. 59 m or 194 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.

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


Ouve-Wirquin lies about 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, on the junction of the D225 and the D341, the route of the Roman road the Chausée Brunehaut. The river Aa flows through the commune.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
457 490 478 486 486 484 538
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • An eighteenth-century watermill.

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