Willeman

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Willeman
Commune
Part of the moat surrounding the chateau
Part of the moat surrounding the chateau
Coat of arms of Willeman
Coat of arms
Willeman is located in France
Willeman
Willeman
Coordinates: 50°21′13″N 2°09′34″E / 50.3536°N 2.1594°E / 50.3536; 2.1594Coordinates: 50°21′13″N 2°09′34″E / 50.3536°N 2.1594°E / 50.3536; 2.1594
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Auxi-le-Château
Intercommunality Sept Vallées
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean Provoyeur
Area1 10.17 km2 (3.93 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 179
 • Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62890 /62770
Elevation 42–110 m (138–361 ft)
(avg. 47 m or 154 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.

Willeman is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. This village has the southernmost Dutch name in France coming from its original Germanic roots.

Geography[edit]

Surrounded by woodland, Willeman is located 21 miles (34 km) southeast of Montreuil-sur-Mer, on the D110 and D98 crossroads and 5miles (8k) southeast of Hesdin in the heart of the ‘7 vallées’ countryside. A small stream, the Riviérette, a tributary of the Canche flows through the village.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Willeman
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 213 240 228 217 200 155 177
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. Sulpice, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • The château, whose façades and roof, along with a dovecote, are listed as historic monuments.
  • A seventeenth century manor house, the Manoir de Vallières.

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