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Westrehem

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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{{#coordinates:50.5458|2.3461|type:city(234)_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> Béthune</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Norrent-Fontes</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Communauté de communes Artois-Lys</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> Roger Tailly</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 2.97 km2 (1.15 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 234</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 79/km2 (200/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62885 / 62960</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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Westrehem is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

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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

Westrehem
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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
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population195217183189230230234
From the year 1962 on: No 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

External links

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