Bourghelles

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Bourghelles
The town hall in Bourghelles
The town hall in Bourghelles
Coat of arms of Bourghelles
Coat of arms
Location of Bourghelles
Bourghelles is located in France
Bourghelles
Bourghelles
Bourghelles is located in Hauts-de-France
Bourghelles
Bourghelles
Coordinates: 50°33′56″N 3°14′39″E / 50.5656°N 3.2442°E / 50.5656; 3.2442Coordinates: 50°33′56″N 3°14′39″E / 50.5656°N 3.2442°E / 50.5656; 3.2442
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementLille
CantonTempleuve
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes Pévèle-Carembault
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Duthoit
Area
1
6.55 km2 (2.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,715
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59096 /59830
Elevation32–71 m (105–233 ft)
(avg. 59 m or 194 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bourghelles is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Etymology[edit]

First recorded in 1197 as Borghela (small fortress); ultimately from Proto-Germanic *burgs (hill fort, fortress) and diminutive suffix.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 850—    
1800 877+3.2%
1806 961+9.6%
1821 1,040+8.2%
1831 1,086+4.4%
1836 1,121+3.2%
1841 1,154+2.9%
1846 1,204+4.3%
1851 1,213+0.7%
1856 1,234+1.7%
1861 1,260+2.1%
1866 1,245−1.2%
1872 1,225−1.6%
1876 1,295+5.7%
1881 1,290−0.4%
1886 1,344+4.2%
1891 1,255−6.6%
1896 1,259+0.3%
1901 1,260+0.1%
1906 1,233−2.1%
1911 1,172−4.9%
1921 999−14.8%
1926 982−1.7%
1931 972−1.0%
1936 998+2.7%
1946 882−11.6%
1954 864−2.0%
1962 841−2.7%
1968 922+9.6%
1975 1,132+22.8%
1982 1,160+2.5%
1990 1,232+6.2%
1999 1,419+15.2%
2006 1,494+5.3%
2007 1,505+0.7%
2008 1,516+0.7%
2009 1,553+2.4%
2013 1,643+5.8%
2015 1,687+2.7%

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Bourghelles
The arms of Bourghelles are blazoned :

Argent, a chief gules. (Bourghelles and Hem use the same arms.)



See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ L’origine de Bourghelles from Bourghelles official civic site http://bourghelles.com/decouvrir/lhistoire/ (in French) Retrieved 26 November 2017; etymology for related borough from etymonline at https://www.etymonline.com/word/borough retrieved 26 November 2017