Brebières

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Brebières
The Place des héros, in Brebières
The Place des héros, in Brebières
Coat of arms of Brebières
Coat of arms
Location of Brebières
Brebières is located in France
Brebières
Brebières
Brebières is located in Hauts-de-France
Brebières
Brebières
Coordinates: 50°20′15″N 3°01′25″E / 50.3375°N 3.0236°E / 50.3375; 3.0236Coordinates: 50°20′15″N 3°01′25″E / 50.3375°N 3.0236°E / 50.3375; 3.0236
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementArras
CantonBrebières
IntercommunalityCC Osartis Marquion
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Hecquet
Area
1
10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,965
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62173 /62117
Elevation25–48 m (82–157 ft)
(avg. 43 m or 141 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming and light industrial town located 12 miles (19 km) east of Arras on the N50 road, at the junction with the D44 and D307, by the banks of the Scarpe river. A celebration of the potato takes place annually on the 1st Sunday in September.

History[edit]

  • Evidence of occupation from Merovingian times has been unearthed.
  • In 2008, during the creation of the 60 hectare Bèliers industrial zone, three important archaeological sites, once occupied by Gauls and Celts was discovered. Finds include the residue of iron smelting, glass beads, pottery and bones of both animals and humans.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19623,424—    
19684,238+23.8%
19754,285+1.1%
19824,307+0.5%
19904,324+0.4%
19994,424+2.3%
20094,910+11.0%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Vaast, dating from the twentieth century.
  • The château de La Bucquière.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Voix du nord du 12 avril 2008

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