Westrehem

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Westrehem
Coat of arms of Westrehem
Coat of arms
Westrehem is located in France
Westrehem
Westrehem
Coordinates: 50°32′45″N 2°20′46″E / 50.5458°N 2.3461°E / 50.5458; 2.3461Coordinates: 50°32′45″N 2°20′46″E / 50.5458°N 2.3461°E / 50.5458; 2.3461
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) Roger Tailly
Area1 2.97 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 234
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62885 / 62960
Elevation 90–132 m (295–433 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Westrehem is situated some 12 miles (19.3 km) west of Béthune and 34 miles (54.7 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D90e2 and D94 roads.

Its surrounded by the towns of Ligny-lès-Aire, Fontaine-lès-Hermans and Febvin-Palfart, Westrehem is located 16 km northwest of the Bruay Buissière the largest nearby city.[1]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Westrehem
The arms of Westrehem are blazoned :

Barry Or and azure, in chief in fess 3 annulets gules. (Wulverdinghe and Westrehem use the same arms.)



Population[edit]

Historical population of Westrehem
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 195 217 183 189 230 230 234
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.Joseph, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The war memorial.

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