Billy-Berclau

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Billy-Berclau
The town hall of Billy-Berclau
The town hall of Billy-Berclau
Coat of arms of Billy-Berclau
Coat of arms
Location of Billy-Berclau
Billy-Berclau is located in France
Billy-Berclau
Billy-Berclau
Billy-Berclau is located in Hauts-de-France
Billy-Berclau
Billy-Berclau
Coordinates: 50°31′11″N 2°52′06″E / 50.5197°N 2.8683°E / 50.5197; 2.8683Coordinates: 50°31′11″N 2°52′06″E / 50.5197°N 2.8683°E / 50.5197; 2.8683
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonDouvrin
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération de Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2018-2020) Stève Bossart
Area
1
7.41 km2 (2.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,600
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62132 /62138
Elevation17–27 m (56–89 ft)
(avg. 24 m or 79 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

A small town 10 miles (16.1 km) east of Béthune and 12 miles (19.3 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D163 and N47 roads. It is situated at the junction of the Canal de la Deûle and the Canal d'Aire. Light industry and a little farming have replaced the coal mining of the past.

History[edit]

The town was completely destroyed during World War I. On 27 March 2003, an explosion at the dynamite factory killed four people.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,963—    
19682,979+0.5%
19753,163+6.2%
19823,579+13.2%
19904,149+15.9%
19994,259+2.7%
20064,277+0.4%
20074,280+0.1%
20094,342+1.4%
20124,478+3.1%
20154,499+0.5%

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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