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Subject: Arrondissement of Béthune, Benedict Joseph Labre, Communauté de communes Artois-Lys
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Coordinates: 50°31′53″N 2°23′36″E / 50.5314°N 2.3933°E / 50.5314; 2.3933Coordinates: 50°31′53″N 2°23′36″E / 50.5314°N 2.3933°E / 50.5314; 2.3933

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Auchel
Intercommunality Artois-Lys
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Martial Berthe
 • Land1 6.82 km2 (2.63 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 500
 • Population2 density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62029 / 62260
Elevation 62–121 m (203–397 ft)
(avg. 86 m or 282 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.

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


A farming village situated some 11 miles (17.7 km) west of Béthune and 32 miles (51.5 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D69 and the D341 roads and by the banks of the river Nave.



  • The church of St. Sulpice, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The war memorial.


Benedict Joseph Labre, Catholic saint, was born here in 1748.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • The war memorial at Amettes (French)
  • Amettes on the Quid website (French)
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