Blessy, Pas-de-Calais

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Blessy
Coat of arms of Blessy
Coat of arms
Blessy is located in France
Blessy
Blessy
Coordinates: 50°36′56″N 2°19′59″E / 50.6156°N 2.3331°E / 50.6156; 2.3331Coordinates: 50°36′56″N 2°19′59″E / 50.6156°N 2.3331°E / 50.6156; 2.3331
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Norrent-Fontes
Intercommunality Artois Flandres
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves Dehaeze
Area
 • Land1 5.39 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 837
 • Population2 density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62141 / 62120
Elevation 21–98 m (69–322 ft)
(avg. 29 m or 95 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.

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

Geography[edit]

It is a farming village some 14 miles (22.5 km) northwest of Béthune and 32 miles (51.5 km) west of Lille, at the junction of the D159 and D189 roads, with the A26 autoroute passing by less than half a mile away.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 550 —    
1968 600 +9.1%
1975 583 −2.8%
1982 586 +0.5%
1990 661 +12.8%
1999 631 −4.5%
2009 837 +32.6%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Omer, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • The remains of the chateau of Blessel.
  • A limestone quarry.

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