Bours, Pas-de-Calais

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Bours
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Bours is located in France
Bours
Bours
Coordinates: 50°27′19″N 2°24′21″E / 50.4553°N 2.4058°E / 50.4553; 2.4058Coordinates: 50°27′19″N 2°24′21″E / 50.4553°N 2.4058°E / 50.4553; 2.4058
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Heuchin
Intercommunality Pernois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernadette Noe
Area1 11.84 km2 (4.57 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 571
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62166 / 62550
Elevation 83–184 m (272–604 ft)
(avg. 171 m or 561 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.

Bours 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 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Arras on the D89 road, in the valley of the Clarence river.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 493 —    
1968 545 +10.5%
1975 510 −6.4%
1982 505 −1.0%
1990 524 +3.8%
1999 509 −2.9%
2009 571 +12.2%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of Sainte-Austreberthe, dating from the eleventh century.
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  • The (restored) castle donjon, also from the eleventh century. Built of sandstone by Hugues de Bours.

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