Berthen

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Berthen
Coat of arms of Berthen
Coat of arms
Berthen is located in France
Berthen
Berthen
Coordinates: 50°47′00″N 2°41′45″E / 50.7833°N 2.6958°E / 50.7833; 2.6958Coordinates: 50°47′00″N 2°41′45″E / 50.7833°N 2.6958°E / 50.7833; 2.6958
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Bailleul-Sud-Ouest
Intercommunality Monts de Flandres
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patricia Moone
Area
 • Land1 5.18 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 501
 • Population2 density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59073 / 59270
Elevation 32–162 m (105–531 ft)
(avg. 58 m or 190 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.

Berthen (in Dutch: Berten), located at the foot of Mont des Cats, is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is 2 km (1.2 mi) from the Belgian border, and 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Bailleul.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 613 —    
1800 641 +4.6%
1806 693 +8.1%
1821 546 −21.2%
1831 584 +7.0%
1836 565 −3.3%
1841 600 +6.2%
1846 588 −2.0%
1851 589 +0.2%
1856 567 −3.7%
1861 583 +2.8%
1866 596 +2.2%
1872 590 −1.0%
1876 607 +2.9%
1881 660 +8.7%
1886 700 +6.1%
1891 685 −2.1%
1896 657 −4.1%
1901 644 −2.0%
1906 667 +3.6%
1911 605 −9.3%
1921 558 −7.8%
1926 546 −2.2%
1931 508 −7.0%
1936 537 +5.7%
1946 505 −6.0%
1954 510 +1.0%
1962 485 −4.9%
1968 426 −12.2%
1975 406 −4.7%
1982 439 +8.1%
1990 464 +5.7%
1999 517 +11.4%
2006 503 −2.7%
2009 501 −0.4%

Church of St Blaise[edit]

The ancient church dated from 1589. The church and village was destroyed on 28 May 1940 by German bombing.

The new church was begun in 1961 and consecrated 12 July 1964.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Berthen
The arms of Berthen are blazoned :

Or, a bordure azure, and on an inescutcheon argent, a lion gules armed, langued and crowned Or, within a bordure azure. (Caëstre and Berthen use the same arms.)



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