Boulonnais (land area)

The Boulonnais (French pronunciation: ​[bu.lɔ.nɛ]) is a coastal area of northern France,[1] around Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer. It has a curved belt of chalk downs which run into the sea at both ends, and geologically is the east end of the Weald-Artois Anticline.[2]

Carte de la Côte d'Opale
The Boulonnais region, on the Côte d'Opale around Boulogne-sur-Mer.

AdministrationEdit

The Pays Boulonnais is subdivided into 3 intercommunalities: the Communauté d'agglomération du Boulonnais, the Communauté de communes de la Terre des Deux Caps & the Communauté de communes de Desvres - Samer.

Towns and villages of the BoulonnaisEdit

Intercommunality Communes
Communauté d'agglomération du Boulonnais Baincthun, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Condette, Conteville-lès-Boulogne, Dannes, Echinghen, Equihen-Plage, Hesdigneul-les-Boulogne, Hesdin l'Abbé, Isques, La Capelle-les-Boulogne, Le Portel, Nesles, Neufchâtel-Hardelot, Outreau, Pernes-lez-Boulogne, Pittefaux, Saint-Etienne-au-Mont, Saint-Léonard, Saint-Martin-Boulogne, Wimereux, Wimille
Communauté de communes de la Terre des deux Caps Ambleteuse, Audembert, Audinghen, Audresselles, Bazinghen, Beuvrequen, Ferques, Hervelinghen, Landrethun-le-Nord, Leubringhen, Leulinghen-Bernes, Maninghen-Henne, Marquise, Offrethun, Réty
Communauté de communes de Desvres-Samer Alincthun, Bellebrune, Belle-et-Houllefort, Bournonville, Brunembert, Carly, Colembert, Courset, Crémarest, Desvres, Doudeauville, Halinghen, Henneveux, Lacres, Le Wast, Longfossé, Longueville, Lottinghen, Menneville, Nabringhen, Quesques, Questrecques, Saint-Martin-Choquel, Samer, Selles, Senlecques, Tingry, Verlincthun, Vieil-Moutier, Wierre-au-Bois, Wirwignes

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Portlandian strata of the Bas Boulonnais, France". Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. 90 (1–2): 81–91. 1979-01-01. doi:10.1016/S0016-7878(79)80035-8. ISSN 0016-7878.
  2. ^ Jones, David K. C. (1999-01-01). "On the uplift and denudation of the Weald". Geological Society, London, Special Publications. 162 (1): 25–43. doi:10.1144/GSL.SP.1999.162.01.03. ISSN 0305-8719.


Coordinates: 50°43′N 1°46′E / 50.717°N 1.767°E / 50.717; 1.767