Tortefontaine

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Tortefontaine
The school, town hall and church of Tortefontaine
The school, town hall and church of Tortefontaine
Coat of arms of Tortefontaine
Coat of arms
Location of Tortefontaine
Tortefontaine is located in France
Tortefontaine
Tortefontaine
Tortefontaine is located in Hauts-de-France
Tortefontaine
Tortefontaine
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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementMontreuil
CantonAuxi-le-Château
IntercommunalityCC Sept Vallées
Government
 • MayorDaniel Degardin
Area
1
11.81 km2 (4.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
232
 • Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62824 /62140
Elevation11–98 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.

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

Geography[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

The name translates as twisted fountain.

Population[edit]

The inhabitants are called Tortefontainois.

Historical population of Tortefontaine
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population259285225258216231238
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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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