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Fleurbaix

Fleurbaix

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Fleurbaix
Fleurbaix

Coordinates: 50°39′11″N 2°50′01″E / 50.6531°N 2.8336°E / 50.6531; 2.8336Coordinates: 50°39′11″N 2°50′01″E / 50.6531°N 2.8336°E / 50.6531; 2.8336

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Laventie
Intercommunality Flandre Lys
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Dupont
Area
 • Land1 12.86 km2 (4.97 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 2,480
 • Population2 density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62338 / 62840
Elevation 16–20 m (52–66 ft)
(avg. 18 m or 59 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.

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

Geography

A farming village some 15 miles (24.1 km) northeast of Béthune and 13 miles (20.9 km) west of Lille, at the junction of the D176 and the D171 roads, at the border with the department of Nord. A Stream, the "Becque du Biez", flows through the commune.

Population

Historical population of Fleurbaix
Year 196219681975198219901999
Population 143714571647199322212500
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • The church of Notre-Dame, built in 1929, is the work of architect Louis M. Cordonnier.
  • The four Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries.
  • Remains of a Carthusian abbey.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Rue-David CWGC cemetery
  • Rue-de-Bois CWGC cemetery
  • Rue-Petillon CWGC cemetery
  • The CWGC graveyard in the communal cemetery
  • Fleurbaix on the Quid website (French)
  • Website of the Sports Association (French).
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