Wierre-Effroy

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Wierre-Effroy
The church of Wierre-Effroy
The church of Wierre-Effroy
Location of Wierre-Effroy
Wierre-Effroy is located in France
Wierre-Effroy
Wierre-Effroy
Wierre-Effroy is located in Hauts-de-France
Wierre-Effroy
Wierre-Effroy
Coordinates: 50°46′44″N 1°44′21″E / 50.7789°N 1.7392°E / 50.7789; 1.7392Coordinates: 50°46′44″N 1°44′21″E / 50.7789°N 1.7392°E / 50.7789; 1.7392
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBoulogne-sur-Mer
CantonDesvres
IntercommunalityTerre des Deux Caps
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Pierre Louvet
Area
1
18.91 km2 (7.30 sq mi)
Population
(2016)2
829
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62889 /62720
Elevation14–96 m (46–315 ft)
(avg. 136 m or 446 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Wierre-Effroy is situated some 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Boulogne, at the junction of the D232 and D234 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006777—    
2007782+0.6%
2008803+2.7%
2009794−1.1%
2010788−0.8%
2011781−0.9%
2012775−0.8%
2013772−0.4%
2014773+0.1%
2015801+3.6%
2016829+3.5%

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Pierre, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The church of St.Laurent at the hamlet of Hesdres, dating from the twelfth century.
  • A sixteenth-century fortified manorhouse.
  • A Battle of Britain pilot was shot down and crashed in a field near to the village. Time Team dug this site in 2000.

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