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Bois-Bernard

Bois-Bernard

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Bois-Bernard
Bois-Bernard

Coordinates: 50°23′39″N 2°54′44″E / 50.3942°N 2.9122°E / 50.3942; 2.9122Coordinates: 50°23′39″N 2°54′44″E / 50.3942°N 2.9122°E / 50.3942; 2.9122

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Vimy
Intercommunality Hénin-Carvin
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Christine Toutain
Area
 • Land1 3.97 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 809
 • Population2 density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62148 / 62320
Elevation 41–70 m (135–230 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 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.

Bois-Bernard is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France.

Geography

A farming village located 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Arras on the D919 and D46 roads.

History

Known by several variations over the centuries:

  • 1162 : Nemus Bernardi,
  • 1221 : Boscus Bernardi,
  • 1289 : Le Bos Biernart,
  • 1362 : Bosbernart,
  • 1452 : Boz-Bernard and finally
  • 1720 : Le Bois-Bernard.

During World War I, the village was destroyed. It was awarded the Croix de guerre on the 25 September 1920.

Population

Sights

  • The church of Notre-Dame, rebuilt after the destruction of the village during World War I.
  • The ruins of a 13th-century castle.

International relations

It is twinned with the village of Grendon in Northamptonshire England.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Official website (French)
  • Website of Hénin-Carvin (French)
  • Bois-Bernard on the Quid website (French)
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