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Coordinates: 50°41′23″N 2°04′27″E / 50.6897°N 2.0742°E / 50.6897; 2.0742Coordinates: 50°41′23″N 2°04′27″E / 50.6897°N 2.0742°E / 50.6897; 2.0742{{#coordinates:50.6897|2.0742|type:city(222)_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> Françoise Huguet</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 2.81 km2 (1.08 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2009)2</th><td> 222</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 79/km2 (200/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62010 / 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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Affringues is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. The placename derives from medieval Flemish: Hafferdingen.[1]

Geography

A village, located 9 miles (15 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the D205 and D202 crossroads.

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Map of the commune and adjacent places

History

First mentioned in the 12th century by the names Hafferdinges (+/- 1182) and Harfrenges (1186).

Population

Affringues
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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962117—    
1968123+5.1%
1975145+17.9%
1982166+14.5%
1990219+31.9%
1999203−7.3%
2009222+9.4%

Sights

  • The church of St.Leger, dating from the sixteenth century, with a stone spire.

See also

Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department

References

  1. ^ Placename Affringues/Hafferdingen: proussel.voila.net

External links


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