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Blessy, Pas-de-Calais

Blessy

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Blessy
Blessy

Coordinates: 50°36′56″N 2°19′59″E / 50.6156°N 2.3331°E / 50.6156; 2.3331Coordinates: 50°36′56″N 2°19′59″E / 50.6156°N 2.3331°E / 50.6156; 2.3331

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Norrent-Fontes
Intercommunality Artois Flandres
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves Dehaeze
Area
 • Land1 5.39 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 837
 • Population2 density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62141 / 62120
Elevation 21–98 m (69–322 ft)
(avg. 29 m or 95 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.

Blessy is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France.

Geography

A farming village some 14 miles (22.5 km) northwest of Béthune and 32 miles (51.5 km) west of Lille, at the junction of the D159 and D189 roads, with the A26 autoroute passing by less than half a mile away.

Population

Sights

  • The church of St. Omer, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • The remains of the chateau of Blessel.
  • A limestone quarry.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Blessy on the Quid website (French)
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