Acquin-Westbécourt

Acquin-Westbécourt

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

Geography

A village, located 9 miles (15km) west of Saint-Omer, at the D225 and D208 crossroads. Seven hamlets are found within the commune: Le val d'Acquin, Lauwerdal, Nordal, Le Poovre, Westbécourt, Merzoil et and La Wattine. A large regional nature reserve has been created in the area, of great ecological interest.

History

First mentioned by the name of "Atcona" in the 10th century. Acquin and Westbécourt were joined as a single commune on the 1st of January 1974.

Population

Population Evolution
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
626 639 571 559 617 625
Census count starting from 1962 : Population without double counting

Places of interest

See also

Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department

References

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Notes

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