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Coat of arms of Saint-Omer
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Coordinates: 50°44′46″N 2°15′42″E / 50.7461°N 2.2617°E / 50.7461; 2.2617Coordinates: 50°44′46″N 2°15′42″E / 50.7461°N 2.2617°E / 50.7461; 2.2617
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Saint-Omer
Intercommunality Pays de Saint-Omer
Area
1
16.4 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62765 /62500
Elevation 0–27 m (0–89 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Omer is a commune in France.

It is a commune and sub-prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department 68 km (42 mi) west-northwest of Lille on the railway to Calais. The town is named after Saint Audomar, who brought Christianity to the area.

The canalised portion of the river Aa begins at Saint-Omer, reaching the North Sea at Gravelines in northern France. Below its walls, the Aa connects with the Neufossé Canal, which ends at the River Lys.

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