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For the racing driver, see Jean-Pierre Wimille.
Column of the Grande Armée

Coordinates: 50°45′50″N 1°38′01″E / 50.7639°N 1.6336°E / 50.7639; 1.6336Coordinates: 50°45′50″N 1°38′01″E / 50.7639°N 1.6336°E / 50.7639; 1.6336

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Boulogne-sur-Mer-Nord-Ouest
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Boulonnais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Antoine Logié
 • Land1 22.24 km2 (8.59 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 4,475
 • Population2 density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62894 / 62126
Elevation 2–109 m (6.6–357.6 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 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.

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


Wimille is a farming and light industrial town situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Boulogne, at the junction of the D233 and the D237 roads, on the banks of the river Wimereux. The river Slack forms the northern boundary of the commune. Junction 33 of the A16 autoroute with the D242 is within the commune’s territory.


Historical population of Wimille
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 4497482647794220468147214475
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 Column of the Grande Armée, also known as Napoleon’s column.
  • The church of St.Pierre, dating from the twelfth century.
  • A sixteenth century chapel.
  • A seventeenth century drinking fountain.
  • The château de La Rivière, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • Four other châteaux: Lozembrune, Petit-Denacre, Grisendal and Billeauville, all dating from the eighteenth century.
  • The Terlincthun British Cemetery, created during the Great War

Notable people

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Official website of Wimille (French)
  • Wimille on the Quid website (French)
  • The Terlincthun British Cemetery, on the website "Remembrance Trails of the Great War in Northern France"
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