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Sailly-sur-la-Lys

 

Sailly-sur-la-Lys

Sailly-sur-la-Lys
Sailly-sur-la-Lys
Sailly-sur-la-Lys

Coordinates: 50°39′30″N 2°46′15″E / 50.6583°N 2.7708°E / 50.6583; 2.7708Coordinates: 50°39′30″N 2°46′15″E / 50.6583°N 2.7708°E / 50.6583; 2.7708

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Laventie
Intercommunality Monts de Flandre–Plaine de la Lys
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Annie Van Cortenbosch
Area
 • Land1 9.7 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 4,108
 • Population2 density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62736 / 62840
Elevation 13–19 m (43–62 ft)
(avg. 17 m or 56 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.

Sailly-sur-la-Lys is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

Sailly-sur-la-Lys is a large farming and light industrial village situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Béthune and 24 miles (38.6 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D945 and D66 roads. The Lys River forms much of the western and northern boundary of the commune.

Population

Historical population of Sailly-sur-la-Lys
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 1789192420492919388939814108
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 prévôté is a fortified building located by the parish cemetery, near the Lys. It includes the remains of the prison and the courts of justice. A chapel dedicated to the Virgin complements the construction. The gateway, which was destroyed in the sixteenth century and rebuilt in 1612, is defended by two towers with mullioned windows. Before the French Revolution, it was the provost himself that represented the abbot (of Saint-Vaast) in all matters civil and judicial.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Official commune website
  • Official website of Sailly sur la Lys' social club
  • The CWGC Canadian cemetery
  • The CWGC graves in the churchyard
  • Sailly-sur-la-Lys on the Quid website (French)
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