Bermicourt

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Bermicourt
Commune
Chateau de Bermicourt
Chateau de Bermicourt
Coat of arms of Bermicourt
Coat of arms
Bermicourt is located in France
Bermicourt
Bermicourt
Coordinates: 50°24′35″N 2°13′51″E / 50.4097°N 2.2308°E / 50.4097; 2.2308Coordinates: 50°24′35″N 2°13′51″E / 50.4097°N 2.2308°E / 50.4097; 2.2308
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise
Intercommunality CC Ternois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Hernu
Area1 5.53 km2 (2.14 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 156
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62114 /62130
Elevation 95–142 m (312–466 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A small farming village located 28 miles (47 km) northwest of Arras on the D98 road.

History[edit]

On 15 September 1916, during the First World War, shortly before Haig's attack on Flers, the British Tank Corps, equipped with its new 'secret weapon', the tank, and commanded by General Hugh Elles set up its headquarters at Chateau de Bermicourt. At that time the chateau belonged to Count Jean de Hauteclocque. The headquarters remained stationed there until the end of the war.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 153 —    
1968 159 +3.9%
1975 146 −8.2%
1982 143 −2.1%
1990 127 −11.2%
1999 128 +0.8%
2009 156 +21.9%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The château.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Tank Corps Memorial in Bermicourt at www.ternois-tourisme.com. Retrieved 18 Mar 2016.

External links[edit]