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Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Canton Samer
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Boulonnais
Area1 14.05 km2 (5.42 sq mi)
Population (2006) 5,112
 • Density 363.84/km2 (942.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 62746 /62360
Elevation 3–113 m (9.8–370.7 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.

Saint-Étienne-au-Mont (English: Saint-Etienne-au-Mont, Dutch: Sint-Steven Berg) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France near Boulogne-sur-Mer. Besides the main settlement Saint-Étienne-au-Mont, the commune consists of the two smaller settlements Pont-de-Briques and Écault.

Geography

Saint-Étienne-au-Mont is a small farming and light industrial town situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Boulogne, at the junction of the D52 and D940 roads. The Liane river flows from the north of the commune to the south-east. Beyond Écault lies the English Channel (in the west).

Fringhem saint etienne au mont
Panorama from Mount Ecault and in the distance, the English Channel.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
3423 4389 4301 4632 5037 4995 5112
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

Aréna, Centre des Dunes
Aréna, Centre des Dunes
Little Church of Ecault
Chapelle d'Écault
Ecault Dunes
Ecault Dunes
  • The church of Saint-Léonard (in Saint-Léonard), a twelfth century church.
  • The church of Sainte-Thérèse, a nineteenth century church.
  • The St. Etienne-au-Mont Communal Cemetery (including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery) created during World War I for men of the Chinese Labour Corps and of the South African Native Labour Corps.
  • The sand dunes along the beach and Aréna (a centre in Écault dedicated to the world of dunes).
  • The Château de Pont-de-Briques (in Saint-Léonard), a registered monument
  • The Château d’Hardelot in Condette, a castle dating from the middle of the nineteenth century
  • The Château d'Audisque, dating from the eighteenth century and a registered monument.
  • The Pont-de-Briques, a bridge across the Liane
  • The view from the Chapelle d'Écault (the church is also known as l'Église de Saint-Étienne and dates from the twelfth century)
  • The PGL Le Pré Catelan Adventure Center (an adventure center for primary schools) in Neufchâtel-Hardelot.
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