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Wizernes

This article is about French commune. For the V-2 rocket bunker and the associated Wizernes WWII bombings, see La Coupole.
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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{{#coordinates:50.7117|2.2297|type:city(3400)_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> Saint-Omer-Sud</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Communauté d'agglomération de Saint-Omer</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> Daniel Herbert</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 6.16 km2 (2.38 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 3,400</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62902 / 62570</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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Wizernes is a northern French commune Script error: No such module "convert". southwest of Saint-Omer on the banks of the river Aa at the D928 and D211 road junction. The commune is subdivided into townships.[1] and is twinned with Ensdorf, Saarland, 23x15px Germany.

Wizernes
The River Aa
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Historical population of Wizernes
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population2798301633093614336234483400
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History

The village was named "Weserinium" in 844[2] and was damaged by the Allies of World War II during Operation Crossbow bombings of La Coupole.

Places of interest

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

References

  1. ^ "List of municipalities of the canton of Saint-Omer-Sud" (HTML—GOOGLE TRANSLATION). Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  2. ^ "Wizernes" (HTML—GOOGLE TRANSLATION). quid.fr. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 

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