Bierne

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Bierne
Coat of arms of Bierne
Coat of arms
Bierne is located in France
Bierne
Bierne
Coordinates: 50°57′48″N 2°24′42″E / 50.9633°N 2.4117°E / 50.9633; 2.4117Coordinates: 50°57′48″N 2°24′42″E / 50.9633°N 2.4117°E / 50.9633; 2.4117
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Bergues
Intercommunality Canton of Bergues
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Johann Guillemain
Area
 • Land1 11.04 km2 (4.26 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 1,615
 • Population2 density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59082 / 59380
Elevation 0–11 m (0–36 ft)
(avg. 2 m or 6.6 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.

Bierne is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

History[edit]

In 1436, Wautier de Ghistelles was seigneur d'Ekelsbeke et de Ledringhem (Lord of Esquelbecq and Ledringhem) and governor of La Madeleine hospital in Bierne.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 483 —    
1800 505 +4.6%
1806 514 +1.8%
1821 509 −1.0%
1831 501 −1.6%
1836 496 −1.0%
1841 515 +3.8%
1846 514 −0.2%
1851 505 −1.8%
1856 493 −2.4%
1861 492 −0.2%
1866 496 +0.8%
1872 481 −3.0%
1876 489 +1.7%
1881 534 +9.2%
1886 577 +8.1%
1891 601 +4.2%
1896 610 +1.5%
1901 612 +0.3%
1906 622 +1.6%
1911 672 +8.0%
1921 669 −0.4%
1926 660 −1.3%
1931 629 −4.7%
1936 707 +12.4%
1946 659 −6.8%
1954 669 +1.5%
1962 649 −3.0%
1968 676 +4.2%
1975 663 −1.9%
1982 1,041 +57.0%
1990 1,621 +55.7%
1999 1,732 +6.8%
2006 1,646 −5.0%
2009 1,615 −1.9%

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Bierne

The arms of Bierne are blazoned :
Argent, a cross between in orle 12 martlets gules.




See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bierne history (French)