Festubert

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Festubert
Coat of arms of Festubert
Coat of arms
Festubert is located in France
Festubert
Festubert
Coordinates: 50°32′39″N 2°44′15″E / 50.5442°N 2.7375°E / 50.5442; 2.7375Coordinates: 50°32′39″N 2°44′15″E / 50.5442°N 2.7375°E / 50.5442; 2.7375
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Cambrin
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Douvry
Area
 • Land1 7.64 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 1,120
 • Population2 density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62330 / 62149
Elevation 18–21 m (59–69 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Festubert is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. The village was on the Western Front during the First World War and was largely destroyed in the May 1915 Battle of Festubert.

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A farming village some 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Béthune and 21 miles (33.8 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D166 and the D72 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Festubert
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 667 679 670 770 1046 1120
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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