Bois-Bernard

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Bois-Bernard
Blason Bois-Bernard.svg
Coat of arms of Bois-Bernard
Coat of arms
Bois-Bernard is located in France
Bois-Bernard
Bois-Bernard
Coordinates: 50°23′39″N 2°54′44″E / 50.3942°N 2.9122°E / 50.3942; 2.9122Coordinates: 50°23′39″N 2°54′44″E / 50.3942°N 2.9122°E / 50.3942; 2.9122
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Vimy
Intercommunality Hénin-Carvin
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Christine Toutain
Area
 • Land1 3.97 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 809
 • Population2 density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62148 / 62320
Elevation 41–70 m (135–230 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming village located 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Arras on the D919 and D46 roads.

History[edit]

Known by several variations over the centuries:

  • 1162 : Nemus Bernardi,
  • 1221 : Boscus Bernardi,
  • 1289 : Le Bos Biernart,
  • 1362 : Bosbernart,
  • 1452 : Boz-Bernard and finally
  • 1720 : Le Bois-Bernard.

During World War I, the village was destroyed. It was awarded the Croix de guerre on the 25 September 1920.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 559 —    
1968 609 +8.9%
1975 614 +0.8%
1982 672 +9.4%
1990 816 +21.4%
1999 840 +2.9%
2009 809 −3.7%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of Notre-Dame, rebuilt after the destruction of the village during World War I.
  • The ruins of a 13th-century castle.

International relations[edit]

It is twinned with the village of Grendon in Northamptonshire England.

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