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Title: Wirwignes  
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Subject: Arrondissement of Boulogne-sur-Mer, Boulonnais (land area), Communauté de communes du Pays de la Faïence de Desvres
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Coordinates: 50°41′09″N 1°45′43″E / 50.6858°N 1.7619°E / 50.6858; 1.7619Coordinates: 50°41′09″N 1°45′43″E / 50.6858°N 1.7619°E / 50.6858; 1.7619

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Desvres
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de la Faïence de Desvres
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Francis Docquoy
 • Land1 12.47 km2 (4.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 704
 • Population2 density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62896 / 62240
Elevation 22–102 m (72–335 ft)
(avg. 28 m or 92 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Wirwignes is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


Wirwignes is situated some 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Boulogne, at the junction of the D238 and the D341 roads, on the banks of the river Liane.


Historical population of Wirwignes
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 484507492528638682704
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • The church of St.Quentin, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • The château de Quenneval, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • A seventeenth century fortified manorhouse.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Wirwignes on the Quid website (French)
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