Wimille

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Wimille
Commune
Column of the Grande Armée
Coat of arms of Wimille
Coat of arms
Wimille is located in France
Wimille
Wimille
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Wimille is located in Hauts-de-France
Wimille
Wimille
Coordinates: 50°45′50″N 1°38′01″E / 50.7639°N 1.6336°E / 50.7639; 1.6336Coordinates: 50°45′50″N 1°38′01″E / 50.7639°N 1.6336°E / 50.7639; 1.6336
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBoulogne-sur-Mer
CantonBoulogne-sur-Mer-1
IntercommunalityBoulonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Antoine Logié
Area122.24 km2 (8.59 sq mi)
Population (2014)24,159
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code62894 /62126
Elevation2–109 m (6.6–357.6 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 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.

Wimille [vimij] is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

Wimille is a farming and light industrial town situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Boulogne, at the junction of the D233 and the D237 roads, on the banks of the river Wimereux. The river Slack forms the northern boundary of the commune. Junction 33 of the A16 autoroute with the D242 is within the commune’s territory.

Population[edit]

The inhabitants are called Wimillois.

Historical population of Wimille
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population4497482647794220468147214475
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 Column of the Grande Armée, also known as Napoleon’s column.
  • The church of St. Pierre, dating from the twelfth century.
  • A sixteenth century chapel.
  • A seventeenth century drinking fountain.
  • The château de La Rivière, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • Four other châteaux: Lozembrune, Petit-Denacre, Grisendal and Billeauville, all dating from the eighteenth century.
  • The Terlincthun British Cemetery, created during the Great War

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