|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Jacques Hurlus|
|21.15 km2 (8.17 sq mi)|
|• Density||220/km2 (560/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||13–20 m (43–66 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.|
The town was all but destroyed during the First World War.
In 1940, the small hamlet of Le Paradis, on the south side of the commune, was the scene of a massacre of British troops of the BEF, during the Battle of France. The town is twinned with Swanland in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
|Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- The church of St. Amé, dating from the sixteenth century.
- Two other churches at the hamlets of La Fosse and Le Paradis.
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery.
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- Official website of the commune (in French)
- The CWGC cemetery at Le Paradis
- Lestrem on the Quid website (in French)
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