Wirwignes

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Wirwignes
Wirwignes is located in France
Wirwignes
Wirwignes
Coordinates: 50°41′09″N 1°45′43″E / 50.6858°N 1.7619°E / 50.6858; 1.7619Coordinates: 50°41′09″N 1°45′43″E / 50.6858°N 1.7619°E / 50.6858; 1.7619
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Desvres
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de la Faïence de Desvres
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Francis Docquoy
Area1 12.47 km2 (4.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 704
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62896 / 62240
Elevation 22–102 m (72–335 ft)
(avg. 28 m or 92 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.

Wirwignes is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography[edit]

Wirwignes is situated some 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Boulogne, at the junction of the D238 and the D341 roads, on the banks of the river Liane.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Wirwignes
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 484 507 492 528 638 682 704
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.Quentin, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • The château de Quenneval, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • A seventeenth century fortified manorhouse.

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