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Coat of arms of Festubert
Coat of arms
Festubert is located in France
Coordinates: 50°32′39″N 2°44′15″E / 50.5442°N 2.7375°E / 50.5442; 2.7375Coordinates: 50°32′39″N 2°44′15″E / 50.5442°N 2.7375°E / 50.5442; 2.7375
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Cambrin
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Douvry
Area1 7.64 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,120
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62330 /62149
Elevation 18–21 m (59–69 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Festubert is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. The village was on the Western Front during the First World War and was largely destroyed in the May 1915 Battle of Festubert.


A farming village some 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Béthune and 21 miles (33.8 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D166 and the D72 roads.


Historical population of Festubert
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 667 679 670 770 1046 1120
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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