Merlimont

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Merlimont
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The town hall of Merlimont
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Merlimont
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Merlimont
Coordinates: 50°27′23″N1°36′54″E / 50.4564°N 1.615°E / 50.4564; 1.615 Coordinates: 50°27′23″N1°36′54″E / 50.4564°N 1.615°E / 50.4564; 1.615
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Étaples
Intercommunality CA Deux Baies en Montreuillois
Government
  Mayor (20012008) Jean-François Rapin
Area
1
21.49 km2 (8.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01) [1]
3,368
  Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62571 /62155
Elevation0–41 m (0–135 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or ayuntamiento in Spain. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

Pas-de-Calais Department of France

Pas-de-Calais is a department in northern France named after the French designation of the Strait of Dover, which it borders.

In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-six departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.

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Geography

Merlimont lies on the coast of France, facing northwards to the English Channel. Long, wide sandy beaches and huge sand-dunes are the most obvious features.

English Channel Arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates southern England from northern France

The English Channel, also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates Southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. It is the busiest shipping area in the world.

Population

Population history
1962196819751982199019992006
1095131016191832221226063061
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE . Retrieved 25 April 2019.