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Auchy-au-Bois

Auchy-au-Bois

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Auchy-au-Bois
Auchy-au-Bois

Coordinates: 50°33′19″N 2°22′19″E / 50.5553°N 2.3719°E / 50.5553; 2.3719Coordinates: 50°33′19″N 2°22′19″E / 50.5553°N 2.3719°E / 50.5553; 2.3719

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Norrent-Fontes
Intercommunality Artois-Lys
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claudine Vincent
Area
 • Land1 4.27 km2 (1.65 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 460
 • Population2 density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62049 / 62190
Elevation 61–110 m (200–361 ft)
(avg. 89 m or 292 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.

Auchy-au-Bois is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in a Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

A farming village situated 11 miles (17.7 km) west of Béthune and 33 miles (53.1 km) west of Lille, at the junction of the D94 and the D341 roads.

Population

Sights

  • The church of St. Gilles, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • The old towers of the chateau de Fromental, now farm buildings.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Article about Fromental farm (French)
  • Auchy-au-Bois on the Quid website (French)
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