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Coat of arms of Houlle
Coat of arms
Houlle is located in France
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Saint-Omer-Nord
Intercommunality communauté d'agglomération de Saint-Omer
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Rebena
Area1 6.52 km2 (2.52 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 966
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62458 / 62910
Elevation 0–96 m (0–315 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Houlle is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


A village situated 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Saint-Omer, on the D207 road. "The Houlle" is also the name of a small river close to the village, tributary of the Aa, included in the water management plan (SAGE) of the Audomarois region.


A gin alembic

Spirits from grain, flavoured with berries of the juniper tree, are distilled in Houlle, the Genièvre (juniper) of Houlle; this spirit is very close to the Dutch jenever and more distantly related to dry gin. This is drunk with the local speciality, (potjevleesch) and is used to refine

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