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Belle-et-Houllefort

Belle-et-Houllefort

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Belle-et-Houllefort
Belle-et-Houllefort

Coordinates: 50°44′39″N 1°45′34″E / 50.7442°N 1.7594°E / 50.7442; 1.7594Coordinates: 50°44′39″N 1°45′34″E / 50.7442°N 1.7594°E / 50.7442; 1.7594

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Desvres
Intercommunality Pays de la Faïence de Desvres
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jules Humières
Area
 • Land1 9.14 km2 (3.53 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 537
 • Population2 density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62105 / 62142
Elevation 26–84 m (85–276 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

Belle-et-Houllefort is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France.

Geography

A farming and quarrying commune, some 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Boulogne, at the junction of the N42, D233 and the D238 roads and by the banks of the river Wimereux.

Population

Sights

  • The ruins of a fortified house.
  • The church at Belle, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The church at Houllefort, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • The sixteenth century manorhouse du Major.
  • The Hôtel-de-ville, built in 1862.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Belle-et-Houllefort on the Quid website (French)
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