Wavrans-sur-l'Aa

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Coordinates: 50°41′01″N2°08′15″E / 50.6836°N 2.1375°E / 50.6836; 2.1375 Coordinates: 50°41′01″N2°08′15″E / 50.6836°N 2.1375°E / 50.6836; 2.1375
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Lumbres
Intercommunality Pays de Lumbres
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Julien Delannoy
Area
1
11.48 km2 (4.43 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01) [1]
1,312
  Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62882 /62380
Elevation43–141 m (141–463 ft)
(avg. 73 m or 240 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Wavrans-sur-l’Aa 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

Wavrans-sur-l'Aa is located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the D192 and D225 road junction, on the banks of the river Aa. It is home to a site of great ecological interest, which justified the creation of a voluntary nature reserve, which become the Grotte et Pelouses a'Acquin-Westbecourt et Coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa National Nature Reserve in 2008 [2]

Saint-Omer Subprefecture and commune in Hauts-de-France, France

Saint-Omer is a commune in France.

Nature reserve Protected area for flora, fauna or features of geological interest

A nature reserve is a protected area of importance for flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation and to provide special opportunities for study or research. Nature reserves may be designated by government institutions in some countries, or by private landowners, such as charities and research institutions, regardless of nationality. Nature reserves fall into different IUCN categories depending on the level of protection afforded by local laws. Normally it is more strictly protected than a nature park.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20061,297    
20071,307+0.8%
20081,318+0.8%
20091,329+0.8%
20101,328−0.1%
20111,325−0.2%
20121,314−0.8%
20131,302−0.9%
20141,290−0.9%
20151,282−0.6%
20161,286+0.3%

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE . Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000018217161&dateTexte Décret n° 2008-219 du 5 mars 2008 créant la réserve naturelle nationale de la grotte et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (Pas-de-Calais)