Bermicourt

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Bermicourt
Chateau de Bermicourt
Chateau de Bermicourt
Coat of arms of Bermicourt
Coat of arms
Location of Bermicourt
Bermicourt is located in France
Bermicourt
Bermicourt
Bermicourt is located in Hauts-de-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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementArras
CantonSaint-Pol-sur-Ternoise
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du Ternois
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Gérard Hernu
Area
1
5.53 km2 (2.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
166
 • Density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62114 /62130
Elevation95–142 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.

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.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962153—    
1968159+3.9%
1975146−8.2%
1982143−2.1%
1990127−11.2%
1999128+0.8%
2006149+16.4%
2007152+2.0%
2009156+2.6%
2012153−1.9%
2015158+3.3%

Sights[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ The Tank Corps Memorial in Bermicourt at www.ternois-tourisme.com. Retrieved 18 Mar 2016.

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