Serny

Enquin-les-Mines
Enken
Coat of arms of Enquin-les-Mines
Location of Enquin-les-Mines
Enquin-les-Mines is located in France
Enquin-les-Mines
Enquin-les-Mines
Enquin-les-Mines is located in Hauts-de-France
Enquin-les-Mines
Enquin-les-Mines
Coordinates: 50°35′18″N 2°17′11″E / 50.5883°N 2.2864°E / 50.5883; 2.2864Coordinates: 50°35′18″N 2°17′11″E / 50.5883°N 2.2864°E / 50.5883; 2.2864
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementSaint-Omer
CantonFruges
CommuneEnquin-lez-Guinegatte
Area
1
11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[1]
1,179
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
62145
Elevation49–118 m (161–387 ft)
(avg. 84 m or 276 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Enquin-les-Mines (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃kɛ̃ le min]; West Flemish: Enken; Picard: Inquin-les-Mines) is a town and former commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.[2] Since January 2017, it is a delegated commune of Enquin-lez-Guinegatte.[3]

The inhabitants of the town of Enquin-les-Mines are known as "Enquinois, Enquinoises."[4]

The commune was surrounded by the municipalities of Erny-Saint-Julien, Estrée-Blanche and Enguinegatte. The commune merged with the latter of these on 1 January 2017 to form the commune nouvelle of Enquin-lez-Guinegatte.[5]

Geography[]

Enquin-les-Mines is a farming village situated 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the D77 and D158 crossroads, by the banks of the small river Laquette.[6]

Population[]

Historical population of Enquin-les-Mines
Year196219681975198219901999
Population862944856825869917
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[]

The village was subject to much damage during the siege of Thérouanne in 1553.
The neighbouring hamlets of Fléchinelle and Serny were joined with the commune in 1822.

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