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The church of Wismes
The church of Wismes
Coat of arms of Wismes
Coat of arms
Wismes is located in France
Coordinates: 50°39′17″N 2°04′19″E / 50.6547°N 2.0719°E / 50.6547; 2.0719Coordinates: 50°39′17″N 2°04′19″E / 50.6547°N 2.0719°E / 50.6547; 2.0719
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Lumbres
Intercommunality Pays Lumbres
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Luc Hochart
Area1 11.93 km2 (4.61 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 486
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62897 /62380
Elevation 73–191 m (240–627 ft)
(avg. 128 m or 420 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.

Wismes is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais département in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


Wismes is located twelve miles (19 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the D132 and D205 road junction, comprising the villages and hamlets of Wismes, Cantemerle, Fourdebecques, Marival, Rietz-Mottu, Saint-Pierre-Wismes and Salvecques.


Historical population of Wismes
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 434 446 435 449 497 525 532
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.André, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The church of St.Pierre, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • A small château of the Louis XV style.
  • The remains of a 12th-century feudal motte.
  • An ancient house built in 1670.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Houck, George Francis (1887-01-01). The Church in Northern Ohio and in the Diocese of Cleveland: From 1749 to 1890. Short & Forman. 

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