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This article is about French commune. For the V-2 rocket bunker and the associated Wizernes WWII bombings, see La Coupole.
Wizernes
The River Aa
Wizernes is located in France
Wizernes
Wizernes
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
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Saint-Omer-Sud
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de Saint-Omer
Government
 • Mayor Daniel Herbert
Area1 6.16 km2 (2.38 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,400
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62902 / 62570
Elevation 17–119 m (56–390 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)
Website Official website (French)

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.

Wizernes is a northern French commune 4 miles (6.4 km) 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, Germany Germany.

Historical population of Wizernes
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 2798 3016 3309 3614 3362 3448 3400
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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