Ham-en-Artois

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Ham-en-Artois
Abbey gateway and church
Abbey gateway and church
Coat of arms of Ham-en-Artois
Coat of arms
Ham-en-Artois is located in France
Ham-en-Artois
Ham-en-Artois
Coordinates: 50°35′23″N 2°27′32″E / 50.5897°N 2.4589°E / 50.5897; 2.4589Coordinates: 50°35′23″N 2°27′32″E / 50.5897°N 2.4589°E / 50.5897; 2.4589
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Norrent-Fontes
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Artois-Lys
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Selin
Area1 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 989
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62407 / 62190
Elevation 19–33 m (62–108 ft)
(avg. 23 m or 75 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.

Ham-en-Artois is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography[edit]

A farming village, situated some 9 miles (14.5 km) northwest of Béthune and 28 miles (45.1 km) west of Lille, at the junction of the D91 and the D94 roads. Two small streams flow through the commune: the Guarbecque and the Fauquethun.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Ham-en-Artois
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 856 863 890 1005 1032 989
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The Benedictine abbey church of St.Saveur, dating from the twelfth century.

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