Bénifontaine

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Bénifontaine
Lens-Benifontaine-Meeting-2007-09-03.jpg
Coat of arms of Bénifontaine
Coat of arms
Bénifontaine is located in 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
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Wingles
Intercommunality Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Jakuboszczak
Area1 4.84 km2 (1.87 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 325
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62107 / 62410
Elevation 22–54 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bénifontaine is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais 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
Year Pop. ±%
1962 258 —    
1968 275 +6.6%
1975 289 +5.1%
1982 295 +2.1%
1990 303 +2.7%
1999 275 −9.2%
2005 278 +1.1%
2009 325 +16.9%

Sights[edit]

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

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