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Merlimont

Merlimont

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Merlimont
Merlimont

Coordinates: 50°27′23″N 1°36′54″E / 50.4564°N 1.615°E / 50.4564; 1.615Coordinates: 50°27′23″N 1°36′54″E / 50.4564°N 1.615°E / 50.4564; 1.615

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil-sur-Mer
Canton Montreuil-sur-Mer
Intercommunality Mer et Terres d'Opale
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-François Rapin
Area
 • Land1 21.49 km2 (8.30 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 3,061
 • Population2 density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62571 / 62155
Elevation 0–41 m (0–135 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 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.

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

Geography

Merlimont lies on the coast of France, facing northwards to the English Channel. Long, wide sandy beaches and huge sand-dunes are the most obvious features.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1095 1310 1619 1832 2212 2606 3061
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • Bagatelle, a theme park, was opened in 1955.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Merlimont’s own website
  • Bagatelle theme park in English
  • Merlimont on the website of Quid
  • Position of Merlimont on a map of France
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