Beaurains

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Beaurains
The church of Beaurains
The church of Beaurains
Coat of arms of Beaurains
Coat of arms
Location of Beaurains
Beaurains is located in France
Beaurains
Beaurains
Beaurains is located in Hauts-de-France
Beaurains
Beaurains
Coordinates: 50°15′50″N 2°47′22″E / 50.2639°N 2.7894°E / 50.2639; 2.7894Coordinates: 50°15′50″N 2°47′22″E / 50.2639°N 2.7894°E / 50.2639; 2.7894
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementArras
CantonArras-3
IntercommunalityCommunauté urbaine d'Arras
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Pierre Ansart
Area
1
5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
5,771
 • Density960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62099 /62217
Elevation70–99 m (230–325 ft)
(avg. 92 m or 302 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

A suburban town located 3 miles (5 km) south of Arras at the junction of the N17 with the D5 road.

History[edit]

Church in Beaurains

The first church here was built in 674. In the 12th century, the parish council created an important leprosarium that treated Jean Bodel, a French poet.
On 21 December 1922, a large treasure was discovered dating from the Roman era. Known as the Beaurains Treasure, much was squandered and the little that remains is now at Arras. However, a silver candelabra, gold coins and some jewellery from the treasure are also in the British Museum.[2] The commune was all but destroyed during World War I.

The 19th-century French playwright and librettist Armand d'Artois was born in the village on 3 Octobre 1788

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,649—    
19682,012+22.0%
19753,982+97.9%
19823,922−1.5%
19904,379+11.7%
19994,708+7.5%
20054,997+6.1%
20095,076+1.6%
20105,083+0.1%
20155,529+8.8%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, rebuilt after 1918, along with the rest of the village.
  • Vestiges of an old castle.
  • Two World War I cemeteries.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ British Museum Collection

Notable residents[edit]

  • Daniel Triot (CPG Innovator)
  • Bernard Triot (Film Auteur)

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