La Couture, Pas-de-Calais

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La Couture
Commune
The church, war memorial and town hall of La Couture
The church, war memorial and town hall of La Couture
Coat of arms of La Couture
Coat of arms
La Couture is located in France
La Couture
La Couture
Coordinates: 50°34′55″N 2°42′46″E / 50.5819°N 2.7128°E / 50.5819; 2.7128Coordinates: 50°34′55″N 2°42′46″E / 50.5819°N 2.7128°E / 50.5819; 2.7128
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Beuvry
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Raymond Gaquère
Area1 13.52 km2 (5.22 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,249
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62252 /62136
Elevation 15–20 m (49–66 ft)
(avg. 18 m or 59 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.

La Couture is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

A large farming village, situated some 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Béthune and 18 miles (29.0 km) west of Lille at the junction of the D169 and the D170 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population of La Couture, Pas-de-Calais
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 1303 1327 1332 1666 2165 2249
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St. Pierre, rebuilt along with the rest of the village. after World War I.
  • The memorial to Portuguese soldiers of 1914-18.

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