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Title: Hesdin-l'Abbé  
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Subject: Agglomeration community of Boulogne, Arrondissement of Boulogne-sur-Mer, A16 autoroute, Boulonnais (land area)
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Coordinates: 50°40′10″N 1°40′55″E / 50.6694°N 1.6819°E / 50.6694; 1.6819Coordinates: 50°40′10″N 1°40′55″E / 50.6694°N 1.6819°E / 50.6694; 1.6819

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Samer
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Boulonnais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Pochet
 • Land1 7.39 km2 (2.85 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,950
 • Population2 density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62448 / 62360
Elevation 7–130 m (23–427 ft)
(avg. 11 m or 36 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.

Hesdin-l’Abbé is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


A forestry and farming village situated some 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Boulogne, at the junction of the D901 (formerly the N1 Paris-Calais highway) and theD240 road. The A16 autoroute forms part of the western border of the commune and the river Liane the southern.


Historical population of Hesdin-l'Abbé
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 7247898311396188019981950
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.Leger, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • The eighteenth-century chateau d'Hesdin-l'Abbé, nowadays the Hotel Cléry.
  • A seventeenth-century manorhouse.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Hesdin-l’Abbé on the Quid website (French)
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