Saint-Étienne-au-Mont

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Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
Coat of arms of Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
Coat of arms
Saint-Étienne-au-Mont is located in France
Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
Coordinates: 50°40′56″N 1°37′37″E / 50.6822°N 1.6269°E / 50.6822; 1.6269Coordinates: 50°40′56″N 1°37′37″E / 50.6822°N 1.6269°E / 50.6822; 1.6269
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Outreau
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Boulonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2012–2014) Brigitte Passebosc
Area1 14.05 km2 (5.42 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,112
 • Density 360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62746 /62360
Elevation 3–113 m (9.8–370.7 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 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.

Saint-Étienne-au-Mont (English: Saint-Etienne-au-Mont, Dutch: Sint-Steven Berg) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France near Boulogne-sur-Mer. Besides the main settlement Saint-Étienne-au-Mont, the commune consists of the two smaller settlements Pont-de-Briques and Écault.

Geography[edit]

Saint-Étienne-au-Mont is a small farming and light industrial town situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Boulogne, at the junction of the D52 and D940 roads. The Liane river flows from the north of the commune to the south-east. Beyond Écault lies the English Channel (in the west).

Panorama from Mount Ecault and in the distance, the English Channel.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
3423 4389 4301 4632 5037 4995 5112
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

Aréna, Centre des Dunes
Chapelle d'Écault
Ecault Dunes

Hiking[edit]

To get a good idea of the area you can walk the Sentier de la Converserie.[6] The name is derived from the Converserie, a building on the site of a former leper colony. It encompasses Le Chemin des Juifs[7] and passes Aréna and the Château d’Hardelot (now the Centre Franco-brittanique de l'Entente Cordiale[8]) as well as the local cemetery (which contains de CWGC cemetery).

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