The town hall of Billy-Berclau
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Daniel Delcroix|
|Area1||7.41 km2 (2.86 sq mi)|
|• Density||580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62132 /62138|
|Elevation||17–27 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.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
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.
- The church of Notre-Dame, rebuilt, as was most of the town, after World War I.
- The remains of a Prévôté building (once belonging to an abbey)..
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery.
- A German World War I cemetery.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Billy-Berclau.|
- Official website of Billy-Berclau (French)
- Website about Artois (French)
- The CWGC at the communal cemetery
- Billy-Berclau on the Quid website (French)
- Website of the Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois (French)
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