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Acquin-Westbécourt

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Coordinates: 50°43′41″N 2°05′24″E / 50.7281°N 2.09°E / 50.7281; 2.09Coordinates: 50°43′41″N 2°05′24″E / 50.7281°N 2.09°E / 50.7281; 2.09{{#coordinates:50.7281|2.09|type:city(678)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Nord-Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Saint-Omer</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Lumbres</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Pays de Lumbres</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor</th><td> Hubert Maillot</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 14.29 km2 (5.52 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2009)2</th><td> 678</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 47/km2 (120/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62008 / 62380</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Acquin-Westbécourt is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography

A village, located 9 miles (15 km) west of Saint-Omer, at the D225 and D208 crossroads. Seven hamlets are found within the commune: Le val d'Acquin, Lauwerdal, Nordal, Le Poovre, Westbécourt, Merzoil et and La Wattine. A large national nature reserve has been created in the area, of great ecological interest.[1]

History

First mentioned by the name of "Atcona" in the 10th century. Acquin and Westbécourt were joined as a single commune on 1 January 1974.

Population

Acquin-Westbécourt
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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962626—    
1968639+2.1%
1975571−10.6%
1982559−2.1%
1990617+10.4%
1999625+1.3%
2009678+8.5%

Sights

  • The church of St.Pétronille, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The church of St.Eloi at Westbécourt, dating from the Middle Ages.

See also

Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department

References

  1. ^ http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000018217161&dateTexte Décret n° 2008-219 du 5 mars 2008 créant la réserve naturelle nationale de la grotte et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (Pas-de-Calais)

External links

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