|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Jacques Hurlus|
|• Land1||21.15 km2 (8.17 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||200/km2 (520/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62502 / 62136|
|Elevation||13–20 m (43–66 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.
The town was all but destroyed during the First World War.
In 1940, the small hamlet of Le Paradis, on the south side of the commune, was the scene of a massacre of British troops of the BEF, during the Battle of France. The town is twinned with swanland in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
|Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- The church of St. Amé, dating from the sixteenth century.
- Two other churches at the hamlets of La Fosse and Le Paradis.
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery.
- Official website of the commune (French)
- The CWGC cemetery at Le Paradis
- Lestrem on the Quid website (French)
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