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Coordinates: 50°24′34″N 2°22′56″E / 50.4094°N 2.3822°E / 50.4094; 2.3822Coordinates: 50°24′34″N 2°22′56″E / 50.4094°N 2.3822°E / 50.4094; 2.3822{{#coordinates:50.4094|2.3822|type:city(297)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Nord-Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Arras</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Saint-Polois</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Régis Mehl</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 7.74 km2 (2.99 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2009)2</th><td> 297</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 38/km2 (99/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62180 / 62130</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Brias is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France.

Geography

A farming village located 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Arras on the N41 road, at the junction with the D81.

History

First mentioned in 1212, as the fiefdom of Gille de la Tourette. The château of Bryas served as headquarters for Marshall Foch during the Second Battle of Artois, in 1915.
The commune agreed to change the spelling of the name from Bryas in 1997.

Population

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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962223—    
1968269+20.6%
1975264−1.9%
1982278+5.3%
1990264−5.0%
1999235−11.0%
2009297+26.4%

Sights

  • The church of St. Martin
  • The château, rebuilt between 1789 and 1805

See also

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