Annequin

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Annequin
Commune
The church of Annequin
The church of Annequin
Coat of arms of Annequin
Coat of arms
Annequin is located in France
Annequin
Annequin
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Annequin is located in Hauts-de-France
Annequin
Annequin
Coordinates: 50°30′28″N 2°43′33″E / 50.5078°N 2.7258°E / 50.5078; 2.7258Coordinates: 50°30′28″N 2°43′33″E / 50.5078°N 2.7258°E / 50.5078; 2.7258
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Douvrin
Intercommunality CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves Dupont
Area1 3.99 km2 (1.54 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 2,343
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 62034 /62149
Elevation 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 commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

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.

Coal mining[edit]

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.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,977—    
19682,101+6.3%
19751,897−9.7%
19821,912+0.8%
19902,086+9.1%
19992,157+3.4%
20092,343+8.6%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the twentieth century.
  • Remains of a 13th-century castle, destroyed in 1820.
  • The war memorial.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ *Compagnie de Béthune (in French), Association MINING, retrieved 2017-07-31 

External links[edit]