Beaurains

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Beaurains
Beaurains is located in France
Beaurains
Beaurains
Coordinates: 50°15′50″N 2°47′22″E / 50.2639°N 2.7894°E / 50.2639; 2.7894Coordinates: 50°15′50″N 2°47′22″E / 50.2639°N 2.7894°E / 50.2639; 2.7894
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Arras-Sud
Intercommunality Arras
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Ansart
Area
 • Land1 5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 5,076
 • Population2 density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62099 / 62217
Elevation 70–99 m (230–325 ft)
(avg. 92 m or 302 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A suburban town located 3 miles (5 km) south of Arras at the junction of the N17 with the D5 road.

History[edit]

The first church here was built in 674. In the 12th century, the parish council created an important leprosarium that treated Jean Bodel, a French poet.
On 21 December 1922,a large treasure was discovered dating from the Roman era. Known as the Beaurains Treasure, much was squandered and the little that remains is now at Arras. However, a silver candelabra, gold coins and some jewellery from the treasure are in the British Museum.[1]

The commune was all but destroyed during World War I.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,649 —    
1968 2,012 +22.0%
1975 3,982 +97.9%
1982 3,922 −1.5%
1990 4,379 +11.7%
1999 4,708 +7.5%
2005 4,997 +6.1%
2009 5,076 +1.6%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, rebuilt after 1918, along with the rest of the village.
  • Vestiges of an old castle.
  • Two World War I cemeteries.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Museum Collection [1]

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