Bermerain

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Bermerain
The church in Bermerain
The church in Bermerain
Coat of arms of Bermerain
Coat of arms
Location of Bermerain
Bermerain is located in France
Bermerain
Bermerain
Bermerain is located in Hauts-de-France
Bermerain
Bermerain
Coordinates: 50°15′10″N 3°32′02″E / 50.2528°N 3.5339°E / 50.2528; 3.5339Coordinates: 50°15′10″N 3°32′02″E / 50.2528°N 3.5339°E / 50.2528; 3.5339
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementCambrai
CantonCaudry
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du Pays solesmois
Government
 • Mayor (2016-2020) Yvan Bruniau
Area
1
6.66 km2 (2.57 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
723
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59069 /59213
Elevation47–107 m (154–351 ft)
(avg. 104 m or 341 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bermerain is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

History[edit]

Bermerain was the scene of action to drive back the Germans at the end of World War I. A dramatic account of fighting that took place between Bermerain and Sepmeries is provided by A S Bullock in his wartime memoir, which also illustrates one of only six maps thought to have been in circulation on the day in question (27th October 1918).[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 880—    
1800 932+5.9%
1806 970+4.1%
1821 1,053+8.6%
1831 1,220+15.9%
1836 1,203−1.4%
1841 1,228+2.1%
1846 1,245+1.4%
1851 1,261+1.3%
1856 1,290+2.3%
1861 1,281−0.7%
1866 1,292+0.9%
1872 1,259−2.6%
1876 1,206−4.2%
1881 1,133−6.1%
1886 1,082−4.5%
1891 1,053−2.7%
1896 975−7.4%
1901 956−1.9%
1906 931−2.6%
1911 875−6.0%
1921 732−16.3%
1926 737+0.7%
1931 714−3.1%
1936 660−7.6%
1946 613−7.1%
1954 665+8.5%
1962 669+0.6%
1968 697+4.2%
1975 664−4.7%
1982 707+6.5%
1990 693−2.0%
1999 710+2.5%
2004 668−5.9%
2006 658−1.5%
2009 643−2.3%
2014 701+9.0%
2015 707+0.9%

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Bermerain
The arms of Bermerain are blazoned :

Quarterly 1&4: Argent, 3 fesses gules; 2&3: Argent, 3 wagoner's axes top 2 addorsed gules. [3](Bermerain, Étrœungt, Féron, Ferrière-la-Grande, Lez-Fontaine, Rousies, Solre-le-Château and Solrinnes use the same arms.)



See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Bullock, A S, Gloucestershire Between the Wars: A Memoir, The History Press, 2009, pages 80-82
  3. ^ Arms of the families of Croÿ-Solre and Croÿ-Renty quartered