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Column of the Grande Armée
Coat of arms of Wimille
Coat of arms
Wimille is located in France
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
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Boulogne-sur-Mer-1
Intercommunality Boulonnais
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Antoine Logié
Area1 22.24 km2 (8.59 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 4,159
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62894 /62126
Elevation 2–109 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.


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.


The inhabitants are called Wimillois.

Historical population of Wimille
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 4497 4826 4779 4220 4681 4721 4475
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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