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Town fortifications
Town fortifications
Coat of arms of Tournehem-sur-la-Hem
Coat of arms
Tournehem-sur-la-Hem is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Tournehem-sur-la-Hem is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°48′26″N 2°02′57″E / 50.8072°N 2.0492°E / 50.8072; 2.0492Coordinates: 50°48′26″N 2°02′57″E / 50.8072°N 2.0492°E / 50.8072; 2.0492
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Saint-Omer
Intercommunality Pays de Saint-Omer
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Léon Leclercq
Area1 18.14 km2 (7.00 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,253
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 62827 /62890
Elevation 22–174 m (72–571 ft)
(avg. 39 m or 128 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.

Tournehem-sur-la-Hem is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


Tournehem-sur-la-Hem is located 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Saint-Omer, at the D217 and D218 road junction, on the banks of the river Hem.


Historical population of Tournehem-sur-la-Hem
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of Saint Médard, dating from the fifteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth century, now a historical monument.[1]
  • The ruins of the 12th-century château which was destroyed in 1542.
  • The area also has some windmill's, such as the Moulin à vent Bacquet.
  • The eighteenth-century château at Guémy.
  • The church of Notre-Dame at Guémy, dating from the eighteenth century.
  • The ruins of the 13th-century chapel of Guémy on Saint Louis Mount, which has extensive views of the area

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