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Marquise, Pas-de-Calais

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Coordinates: 50°48′55″N 1°42′15″E / 50.8153°N 1.7042°E / 50.8153; 1.7042Coordinates: 50°48′55″N 1°42′15″E / 50.8153°N 1.7042°E / 50.8153; 1.7042{{#coordinates:50.8153|1.7042|type:city(5065)_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> Boulogne-sur-Mer</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Marquise</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Communauté de communes de la Terre des Deux Caps</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 (2008–2014) </th><td> Martial Herbert</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 13.46 km2 (5.20 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 5,065</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 380/km2 (970/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62560 / 62250</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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Marquise is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

Marquise is a farming, quarrying and light industrial town, situated some Script error: No such module "convert". northeast of Boulogne, at the junction of the D191, D231 and D238 roads. The river Slack flows through the commune, as too does the A16 autoroute.

History

Part of the Flemish-speaking territory until 1346, Marquise became an English county under King Edward III after the battle of Crécy and the hexagonal bell-tower goes back to the English period. In 1420, in the suburbs of Marquise, at Leulinghen, the church of which was divided by the French-English border, King Henry V married Princess Katharine, daughter of Charles VI of France.[1]
At the end of September and at the beginning of October 2006, Marquise was at the top of current events, on prime time television, when the local gendarmerie retrieved a famous painting by Maurice Boitel, stolen forty years before and taken out of France.[2]

Population

Marquise
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Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
4802 4991 4953 4731 4453 4508 5065
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ Henry V by William Shakespeare
  2. ^ info.france3.fr/insolite/24771923-fr.php - 100k - 13 déc 2006

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