Bénifontaine

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Bénifontaine
The town hall of Bénifontaine
The town hall of Bénifontaine
Coat of arms of Bénifontaine
Coat of arms
Location of Bénifontaine
Bénifontaine is located in France
Bénifontaine
Bénifontaine
Bénifontaine is located in Hauts-de-France
Bénifontaine
Bénifontaine
Coordinates: 50°29′16″N 2°49′52″E / 50.4878°N 2.8311°E / 50.4878; 2.8311Coordinates: 50°29′16″N 2°49′52″E / 50.4878°N 2.8311°E / 50.4878; 2.8311
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementLens
CantonWingles
IntercommunalityCommunaupole de Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jacques Jakuboszczak
Area
1
4.84 km2 (1.87 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
363
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62107 /62410
Elevation22–54 m (72–177 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bénifontaine is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A farming village situated just 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Lens at the junction of the N47 and D39 roads.
The airport of Lens-Bénifontaine (code LFQL) is located in the commune.

History[edit]

The commune owes its name to the quality of the local water, which is used for brewing the regional Ch'Ti beer. During World War I, the village, along with many others, was completely destroyed.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962258—    
1968275+6.6%
1975289+5.1%
1982295+2.1%
1990303+2.7%
1999275−9.2%
2005278+1.1%
2006297+6.8%
2009325+9.4%
2011355+9.2%
2015359+1.1%

Sights[edit]

  • The Castelain Ch’ti brewery.
  • The aerodrome.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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