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Westrehem

Westrehem

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Westrehem
Westrehem

Coordinates: 50°32′45″N 2°20′46″E / 50.5458°N 2.3461°E / 50.5458; 2.3461Coordinates: 50°32′45″N 2°20′46″E / 50.5458°N 2.3461°E / 50.5458; 2.3461

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Norrent-Fontes
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Artois-Lys
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roger Tailly
Area
 • Land1 2.97 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 234
 • Population2 density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62885 / 62960
Elevation 90–132 m (295–433 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

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

Geography

Westrehem is situated some 12 miles (19.3 km) west of Béthune and 34 miles (54.7 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D90e2 and D94 roads.

Its surrounded by the towns of Ligny-lès-Aire, Fontaine-lès-Hermans and Febvin-Palfart, Westrehem is located 16 km northwest of the Bruay Buissière the largest nearby city.[1]

Heraldry

The arms of Westrehem are blazoned :
Barry Or and azure, in chief in fess 3 annulets gules. (Wulverdinghe and Westrehem use the same arms.)




Population

Historical population of Westrehem
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 195217183189230230234
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 St.Joseph, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The war memorial.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Unofficial commune website (French)
  • Westrehem on the Quid website (French)
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