Lestrem

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Lestrem
Lestrem is located in France
Lestrem
Lestrem
Coordinates: 50°37′23″N 2°41′09″E / 50.6231°N 2.6858°E / 50.6231; 2.6858Coordinates: 50°37′23″N 2°41′09″E / 50.6231°N 2.6858°E / 50.6231; 2.6858
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Laventie
Intercommunality Flandre Lys
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jacques Hurlus
Area
 • Land1 21.15 km2 (8.17 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Population2 4,285
 • 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A small farming and light industrial town, situated some 8 miles (12.9 km) north of Béthune and 19 miles (30.6 km) west of Lille, on the D122, D178 and D975 roads, by the banks of the Lawe River.

History[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2011
2643 2662 2727 3044 2753 3789 4006 4286
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • 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.

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