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The church of Samer
The church of Samer
Coat of arms of Samer
Coat of arms
Samer is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Samer is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°38′20″N 1°44′45″E / 50.6389°N 1.7458°E / 50.6389; 1.7458Coordinates: 50°38′20″N 1°44′45″E / 50.6389°N 1.7458°E / 50.6389; 1.7458
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Desvres
Intercommunality CC Desvres-Samer
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Bailly
Area1 16.78 km2 (6.48 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,483
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62773 /62830
Elevation 12–199 m (39–653 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.

Samer (Picard: Samé) is a commune and in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2008
2563 2675 2845 2930 3026 3483
Census count starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Martin, dating from the 15th century.
  • The château du Grand-Molinet, dating from the 18th century.
  • The ruins of an abbey, dating from the 15th century.
  • Two museums, of art and of natural history.
  • The de la Vienne farmhouse (1700).

Notable people[edit]

  • Jean Mouton (c. 1459 – 30 October 1522) was a French composer of the Renaissance.
  • Jean-Charles Cazin (1840–1901), French landscape painter, son of a well-known doctor, FJ Cazin (1788–1864), was born at Samer.

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