Licques

Licques is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Licques
The town hall of Licques
The town hall of Licques
Coat of arms of Licques
Coat of arms
Location of Licques
Licques is located in France
Licques
Licques
Licques is located in Hauts-de-France
Licques
Licques
Coordinates: 50°47′09″N 1°56′15″E / 50.7858°N 1.9375°E / 50.7858; 1.9375Coordinates: 50°47′09″N 1°56′15″E / 50.7858°N 1.9375°E / 50.7858; 1.9375
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementCalais
CantonCalais-2
IntercommunalityCC Pays d'Opale
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Aliette Polaert
Area
1
18.36 km2 (7.09 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
1,631
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62506 /62850
Elevation52–176 m (171–577 ft)
(avg. 87 m or 285 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

A farming village located 24 km south of Calais in the valley of the Hem, at the junction of the D191 and D215 roads. It is a large producer of turkeys and other fowl.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
19681,307—    
19751,389+0.87%
19821,387−0.02%
19901,351−0.33%
19991,440+0.71%
20071,520+0.68%
20121,585+0.84%
20171,631+0.57%
Source: INSEE[2]

Places of interestEdit

  • The eighteenth-century château de Cahen.
  • The ruins of the château of Courtebourne.
  • Vestiges of the 11th century Premonstrate abbey, nowadays the parish church.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE