Bresles

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Bresles
Commune
Bresles is located in France
Bresles
Bresles
Coordinates: 49°24′40″N 2°15′06″E / 49.4111°N 2.2517°E / 49.4111; 2.2517Coordinates: 49°24′40″N 2°15′06″E / 49.4111°N 2.2517°E / 49.4111; 2.2517
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Oise
Arrondissement Beauvais
Canton Mouy
Intercommunality Communes Rurales du Beauvaisis
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Baize
Area1 20.99 km2 (8.10 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 4,341
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 60103 /60510
Elevation 47–107 m (154–351 ft)
(avg. 63 m or 207 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.

Bresles is a commune in the Oise department in northern France.

It lies northwest of Paris.

Geography[edit]

Bresles is about 88 km (55 mi) north of Paris, and just under 15 km east of Beauvais.

History[edit]

Its existence is attested since 1262 and the chapel of St Peter and St Paul, dating from 1312, is all that is left of a fort founded in 1212. The web page created by the Oise department (see freeoise.free.fr) mentions an obscure nineteenth century opera artist by the name of Levasseur as a significant native of Bresles, but does not mention the much more notorious French fascist leader Jacques Doriot.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,320 —    
1800 1,470 +11.4%
1806 1,524 +3.7%
1821 1,543 +1.2%
1831 1,726 +11.9%
1836 1,813 +5.0%
1841 1,824 +0.6%
1846 1,803 −1.2%
1851 1,908 +5.8%
1856 2,040 +6.9%
1861 1,937 −5.0%
1866 1,939 +0.1%
1872 1,966 +1.4%
1876 2,021 +2.8%
1881 2,129 +5.3%
1886 1,956 −8.1%
1891 2,199 +12.4%
1896 2,269 +3.2%
1901 2,224 −2.0%
1906 2,067 −7.1%
1911 2,280 +10.3%
1921 2,139 −6.2%
1926 2,157 +0.8%
1931 2,146 −0.5%
1936 2,225 +3.7%
1946 2,140 −3.8%
1954 2,348 +9.7%
1962 2,695 +14.8%
1968 2,975 +10.4%
1975 3,195 +7.4%
1982 3,180 −0.5%
1990 3,653 +14.9%
1999 3,748 +2.6%
2006 4,059 +8.3%
2009 4,218 +3.9%
2012 4,341 +2.9%

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