La Couture, Pas-de-Calais

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La Couture
La Couture is located in France
La Couture
La Couture
Coordinates: 50°34′55″N 2°42′46″E / 50.5819°N 2.7128°E / 50.5819; 2.7128Coordinates: 50°34′55″N 2°42′46″E / 50.5819°N 2.7128°E / 50.5819; 2.7128
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Béthune-Est
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Raymond Gaquère
Area1 13.52 km2 (5.22 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,249
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62252 / 62136
Elevation 15–20 m (49–66 ft)
(avg. 18 m or 59 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.

La Couture is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography[edit]

A large farming village, situated some 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Béthune and 18 miles (29.0 km) west of Lille at the junction of the D169 and the D170 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population of La Couture, Pas-de-Calais
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 1303 1327 1332 1666 2165 2249
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 church of St. Pierre, rebuilt along with the rest of the village. after World War I.
  • The memorial to Portuguese soldiers of 1914-18.

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