The church of Annequin
|Intercommunality||CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Yves Dupont|
|Area1||3.99 km2 (1.54 sq mi)|
|• Density||590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62034 /62149|
19–38 m (62–125 ft) |
(avg. 23 m or 75 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.
Annequin is a large farming (and ex-mining) village situated some 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Béthune and 22 miles (35.4 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D61 and the N41 roads.
Excavation of Mine 9 by the Compagnie des mines de Béthune began at Annequin in 1893. Mine 9 began production in 1896, ventilated by shaft 4bis. Shaft 12 was started at Annequin in February 1909 and reached a depth of 520 metres (1,710 ft). It was connected to Mine 9 and was used only for ventilation. Mine 9 was closed in 1964 and Shaft 12 in 1965.
- The church of St. Martin, dating from the twentieth century.
- Remains of a 13th-century castle, destroyed in 1820.
- The war memorial.
- *Compagnie de Béthune (in French), Association MINING, retrieved 2017-07-31
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