Blessy, Pas-de-Calais

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Blessy
The church of Blessy
The church of Blessy
Coat of arms of Blessy
Coat of arms
Location of Blessy
Blessy is located in France
Blessy
Blessy
Blessy is located in Hauts-de-France
Blessy
Blessy
Coordinates: 50°36′56″N 2°19′59″E / 50.6156°N 2.3331°E / 50.6156; 2.3331Coordinates: 50°36′56″N 2°19′59″E / 50.6156°N 2.3331°E / 50.6156; 2.3331
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonAire-sur-la-Lys
IntercommunalityCA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves Dehaeze
Area
1
5.39 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
879
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62141 /62120
Elevation21–98 m (69–322 ft)
(avg. 29 m or 95 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

It is a farming village some 14 miles (22.5 km) northwest of Béthune and 32 miles (51.5 km) west of Lille, at the junction of the D159 and D189 roads, with the A26 autoroute passing by less than half a mile away.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962550—    
1968600+9.1%
1975583−2.8%
1982586+0.5%
1990661+12.8%
1999631−4.5%
2009837+32.6%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Omer, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • The remains of the chateau of Blessel.
  • A limestone quarry.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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