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
Area1 5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 5,076
 • 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]

Church in Beaurains

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 also 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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