Beaurainville

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Beaurainville
The road into Beaurainville
The road into Beaurainville
Coat of arms of Beaurainville
Coat of arms
Location of Beaurainville
Beaurainville is located in France
Beaurainville
Beaurainville
Beaurainville is located in Hauts-de-France
Beaurainville
Beaurainville
Coordinates: 50°25′32″N 1°53′56″E / 50.4256°N 1.8989°E / 50.4256; 1.8989Coordinates: 50°25′32″N 1°53′56″E / 50.4256°N 1.8989°E / 50.4256; 1.8989
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementMontreuil
CantonAuxi-le-Château
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes des Sept Vallées
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean Lecomte
Area
1
13.09 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,133
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62100 /62990
Elevation9–102 m (30–335 ft)
(avg. 16 m or 52 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

Beaurainville is a small town situated some 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Montreuil-sur-Mer, on the D130 road and on the banks of the river Canche.

History[edit]

In 1064, two years before the Battle of Hastings, Harold Godwinson, then Earl of Wessex, was shipwrecked on the shores of Ponthieu and captured by Guy I, Count of Ponthieu(d.1100) who took him to his castle of Beaurain, situated 24.5 km (15.2 mi) up the River Canche from the English Channel coast, (now Le Touquet), as the Bayeux Tapestry relates: HIC APPREHENDIT WIDO HAROLDUM ET DUXIT EUM AD BELREM ET IBI EUM TENUIT ("Here Guy seized Harold and led him to Beaurain and held him there"). Duke William of Normandy demanded the release of the earl, and Count Guy delivered Harold Godwinson up after being paid a ransom for him.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,406—    
19681,566+11.4%
19751,909+21.9%
19821,976+3.5%
19902,093+5.9%
19991,994−4.7%
20061,929−3.3%
20091,923−0.3%
20111,977+2.8%
20142,067+4.6%
20152,083+0.8%

Views[edit]

The countryside at Beaurainville

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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