Wizernes

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Wizernes
The River Aa
Location of Wizernes
Wizernes is located in France
Wizernes
Wizernes
Wizernes is located in Hauts-de-France
Wizernes
Wizernes
Coordinates: 50°42′42″N 2°13′47″E / 50.7117°N 2.2297°E / 50.7117; 2.2297Coordinates: 50°42′42″N 2°13′47″E / 50.7117°N 2.2297°E / 50.7117; 2.2297
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementSaint-Omer
CantonLonguenesse
IntercommunalityPays de Saint-Omer
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Daniel Herbert
Area
1
6.16 km2 (2.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,368
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62902 /62570
Elevation17–119 m (56–390 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)
WebsiteOfficial website (in French)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Wizernes is a northern French commune 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Saint-Omer on the banks of the river Aa at the D928 and D211 road junction. The commune is subdivided into townships.[2] and is twinned with Ensdorf, Saarland, Germany Germany.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20063,344—    
20073,362+0.5%
20083,375+0.4%
20093,343−0.9%
20103,310−1.0%
20113,276−1.0%
20123,304+0.9%
20133,337+1.0%
20143,329−0.2%
20153,323−0.2%
20163,317−0.2%

History[edit]

The village was named "Weserinium" in 844[3] and was damaged by the Allies of World War II during Operation Crossbow bombings of La Coupole.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St. Folquin, dating from the twentieth century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "List of municipalities of the canton of Saint-Omer-Sud" (html—Google translation). Retrieved 2009-05-14.
  3. ^ "Wizernes" (html—Google translation). quid.fr. Retrieved 2009-05-14.