Villers-au-Tertre

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Villers-au-Tertre
Villers-au-Tertre is located in France
Villers-au-Tertre
Villers-au-Tertre
Coordinates: 50°18′10″N 3°11′00″E / 50.3028°N 3.1833°E / 50.3028; 3.1833Coordinates: 50°18′10″N 3°11′00″E / 50.3028°N 3.1833°E / 50.3028; 3.1833
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Douai
Canton Arleux
Intercommunality Douaisis
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Mercier
Area1 4.57 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 655
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59620 / 59234
Elevation 48–86 m (157–282 ft)
(avg. 83 m or 272 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.

Villers-au-Tertre is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It is around 10 km south-east of Douai.

Surrounding communes[edit]

Neighbourning communes are Erchin to the north, Monchecourt to the east, Fressain to the south-east and Bugnicourt to the south-west.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Villers-au-Tertre
The arms of Villers-au-Tertre are blazoned :

Azure, an inescutcheon between in orle 11 billets argent. (Ligny-en-Cambrésis, Masnières and Villers-au-Tertre use the same arms.)



Unwelcome fame[edit]

Villers-au-Tertre hit the headlines at the end of July 2010 because the new owner of a house in the village, while trying to plant a tree, found the bones of two newly born children buried in the garden. Subsequently six more bodies were discovered at the recently acquired home of the former proprietor's daughter and son in law. The presumed mother of the deceased children has been placed under judicial investigation[1]

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