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Ligny-lès-Aire

Ligny-lès-Aire

Ruins of the windmill
Ligny-lès-Aire
Ligny-lès-Aire

Coordinates: 50°33′26″N 2°20′48″E / 50.5572°N 2.3467°E / 50.5572; 2.3467Coordinates: 50°33′26″N 2°20′48″E / 50.5572°N 2.3467°E / 50.5572; 2.3467

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Norrent-Fontes
Intercommunality Artois Flandres
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Valentin Pont
Area
 • Land1 8.04 km2 (3.10 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 569
 • Population2 density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62512 / 62960
Elevation 52–132 m (171–433 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 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.

Ligny-lès-Aire is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

Ligny-lès-Aire is situated some 13 miles (20.9 km) northwest of Béthune and 36 miles (57.9 km) west of Lille, on the D341, D90e and D90 roads.

Its surrounded by the common Westrehem, Rely and Auchy-au-Bois, Ligny-lès-Aire is located 17 km northwest of the Bruay Buissière the largest city nearby.[1]

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
508 536 505 505 486 505 569
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The church of St. Pierre, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • An ancient windmill.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Ligny-lès-Aire on the Quid website (French)
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