Buire-au-Bois

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Buire-au-Bois
Coat of arms of Buire-au-Bois
Coat of arms
Buire-au-Bois is located in France
Buire-au-Bois
Buire-au-Bois
Coordinates: 50°15′47″N 2°09′11″E / 50.2631°N 2.1531°E / 50.2631; 2.1531Coordinates: 50°15′47″N 2°09′11″E / 50.2631°N 2.1531°E / 50.2631; 2.1531
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Auxi-le-Château
Intercommunality Auxillois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marie-José Dubois
Area
 • Land1 11.81 km2 (4.56 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 211
 • Population2 density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62182 / 62390
Elevation 49–142 m (161–466 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A small farming commune located 25 miles (40 km) west of Arras on the D117 road, at the junction with the D102.

Buire-au-Bois is a typical rural community, comprising the village itself and the hamlet of Bachimont. Through various reasons, such as the lack of employment, many young people have moved out of the area. Many houses are being bought and used by English and Dutch francophiles.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 271 —    
1968 308 +13.7%
1975 272 −11.7%
1982 244 −10.3%
1990 225 −7.8%
1999 210 −6.7%
2009 211 +0.5%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the eighteenth century
  • The eighteenth-century château.
  • A seventeenth-century manor house.

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