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Coat of arms of Tortefontaine
Coat of arms
Tortefontaine is located in France
Coordinates: 50°19′22″N 1°55′17″E / 50.3228°N 1.9214°E / 50.3228; 1.9214Coordinates: 50°19′22″N 1°55′17″E / 50.3228°N 1.9214°E / 50.3228; 1.9214
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Hesdin
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de l'Hesdinois
 • Mayor Daniel Degardin
Area1 11.81 km2 (4.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 238
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62824 / 62140
Elevation 11–98 m (36–322 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 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.

Tortefontaine is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


Tortefontaine lies southwest of Hesdin, on the D136 road with the Varnette, a small tributary of the Authie flowing through it.


The name translates as twisted fountain.


The inhabitants are called Tortefontainois.

Historical population of Tortefontaine
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 259 285 225 258 216 231 238
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places and monuments[edit]

  • The ruins of the abbey of Dommartin. First built in 1161, the ruins are found in farmland.
  • 17th / 18th century buildings and more ruins of the same.

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