Audrehem

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Audrehem
Commune
The town hall of Audrehem
The town hall of Audrehem
Coat of arms of Audrehem
Coat of arms
Audrehem is located in France
Audrehem
Audrehem
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Audrehem is located in Hauts-de-France
Audrehem
Audrehem
Coordinates: 50°46′55″N 1°59′28″E / 50.7819°N 1.9911°E / 50.7819; 1.9911Coordinates: 50°46′55″N 1°59′28″E / 50.7819°N 1.9911°E / 50.7819; 1.9911
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Lumbres
Intercommunality CC Pays Lumbres
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) José Bouffart
Area1 9.19 km2 (3.55 sq mi)
Population (2015)2 553
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 62055 /62890
Elevation 42–171 m (138–561 ft)
(avg. 61 m or 200 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.

Audrehem is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

History

The commune's name is of Germanic origin and dates back to at least the 9th century. It was written in Old Low Franconian as Aldomhem between 844 and 864 and again in 877, and as Aldenehem in 1164. Consisting of inflexions of the element alt "old" and the extremely common toponymic suffix hem "home, village", the literal translation would be "old home" or "old village".[1]

Geography

The village is located 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Saint-Omer, at the junction of the D223 with the D217E road.

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 317 —    
1968 319 +0.6%
1975 295 −7.5%
1982 283 −4.1%
1990 316 +11.7%
1999 357 +13.0%
2009 466 +30.5%
2015 553 +18.7%

Sights

  • The fifteenth century church of St. Médard.
  • The remains of the 15th century manor de Fouquesolles.

Personalities

Audrehem was the birthplace of Arnoul d'Audrehem (c.1305-1370), Marshal of France.

Louis Amadeus Rappe (February 2, 1801 - August 9, 1877) first bishop of Cleveland OH, is born in Audrehem in a farmer family. The street where we can find his birth house is now named in his remembrance.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file
  1. ^ Lemma=oud, Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal

External links

  • Audrehem on the Quid website (in French)


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