Brias

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Brias
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Brias is located in France
Brias
Brias
Coordinates: 50°24′34″N 2°22′56″E / 50.4094°N 2.3822°E / 50.4094; 2.3822Coordinates: 50°24′34″N 2°22′56″E / 50.4094°N 2.3822°E / 50.4094; 2.3822
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise
Intercommunality Saint-Polois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Régis Mehl
Area
 • Land1 7.74 km2 (2.99 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 297
 • Population2 density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62180 / 62130
Elevation 122–166 m (400–545 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 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.

Brias 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 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Arras on the N41 road, at the junction with the D81.

History[edit]

First mentioned in 1212, as the fiefdom of Gille de la Tourette. The château of Bryas served as headquarters for Marshall Foch during the Second Battle of Artois, in 1915.
The commune agreed to change the spelling of the name from Bryas in 1997.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 223 —    
1968 269 +20.6%
1975 264 −1.9%
1982 278 +5.3%
1990 264 −5.0%
1999 235 −11.0%
2009 297 +26.4%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin
  • The château, rebuilt between 1789 and 1805

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