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The church of Wierre-au-Bois
The church of Wierre-au-Bois
Wierre-au-Bois is located in France
Coordinates: 50°38′42″N 1°45′47″E / 50.645°N 1.7631°E / 50.645; 1.7631Coordinates: 50°38′42″N 1°45′47″E / 50.645°N 1.7631°E / 50.645; 1.7631
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Desvres
Intercommunality CC Desvres-Samer
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Bertrand Flahaut
Area1 3.83 km2 (1.48 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 228
 • Density 60/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62888 /62830
Elevation 28–91 m (92–299 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 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-au-Bois is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


Wierre-au-Bois is situated some 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Boulogne, on the D215 just to the east of Samer.


Historical population of Wierre-au-Bois
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 192 217 195 193 203 242 216
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 St.Omer, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • A seventeenth-century chateau.
  • A medieval castle.

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