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Widehem is located in France
Coordinates: 50°35′11″N 1°40′23″E / 50.5864°N 1.6731°E / 50.5864; 1.6731Coordinates: 50°35′11″N 1°40′23″E / 50.5864°N 1.6731°E / 50.5864; 1.6731
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Étaples
Intercommunality Mer et Terres d'Opale
 • Mayor Jean L’hotellier
Area1 7.2 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 261
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62887 / 62630
Elevation 64–178 m (210–584 ft)
(avg. 99 m or 325 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.

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


Widehem is located 12 miles (19 km) north of Montreuil-sur-Mer, on the D148E5 road, 3miles (5k) from the coast.


Known and recorded as "Wodingahem" in 877, after a Germanic chief of the region who opposed Charlemagne.


Historical population of Widehem
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 216 232 195 175 229 249 261
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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