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This article is about the commune in France. For the sound, see vociferation. For the definition, see wail on Wiktionary.
Not to be confused with Wael, Whale (disambiguation), or Wale (disambiguation).
Wail is located in France
Coordinates: 50°20′53″N 2°07′42″E / 50.3481°N 2.1283°E / 50.3481; 2.1283Coordinates: 50°20′53″N 2°07′42″E / 50.3481°N 2.1283°E / 50.3481; 2.1283
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Le Parcq
Intercommunality Canche Ternoise
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gérard Vandal
Area1 9.15 km2 (3.53 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 256
 • Density 28/km2 (72/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62868 / 62770
Elevation 34–137 m (112–449 ft)
(avg. 72 m or 236 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.

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


Wail is located 21 miles (33 km) southeast of Montreuil-sur-Mer, at the D98 and D340 road junction, 4miles (6k) east of Hesdin.


Historical population of Wail
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 269 304 315 278 224 265 256
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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