The Place des héros, in Brebières
|Intercommunality||CC Osartis Marquion|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Pierre Hecquet|
|Area1||10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62173 /62117|
25–48 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.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
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.
- 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.
- The church of St. Vaast, dating from the twentieth century.
- The château de La Bucquière.
- Voix du nord du 12 avril 2008
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- Official website of the commune (in French)
- Genealogy of Brebières (in French)
- Brebières on the Quid website[dead link] (in French)
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