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The town hall of Rinxent
The town hall of Rinxent
Coat of arms of Rinxent
Coat of arms
Rinxent is located in France
Coordinates: 50°48′20″N 1°44′20″E / 50.8056°N 1.7389°E / 50.8056; 1.7389Coordinates: 50°48′20″N 1°44′20″E / 50.8056°N 1.7389°E / 50.8056; 1.7389
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Desvres
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Terre des Deux Caps
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Chaussoy
Area1 8.38 km2 (3.24 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,790
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62711 /62720
Elevation 7–90 m (23–295 ft)
(avg. 79 m or 259 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.

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


Rinxent is a farming and light industrial town, situated some 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Boulogne, on the D191 road.


The inhabitants are called Rinxentois.

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
3267 3340 3195 3094 2860 2797 2790
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • Two churches, both dating from the nineteenth century.
  • A nineteenth century Château.
  • Traces of an old castle.
  • A museum devoted to marble, quarried in the commune.

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