Lestrem

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Lestrem
Lestrem
Lestrem
Coat of arms of Lestrem
Coat of arms
Location of Lestrem
Lestrem is located in France
Lestrem
Lestrem
Lestrem is located in Hauts-de-France
Lestrem
Lestrem
Coordinates: 50°37′23″N 2°41′09″E / 50.6231°N 2.6858°E / 50.6231; 2.6858Coordinates: 50°37′23″N 2°41′09″E / 50.6231°N 2.6858°E / 50.6231; 2.6858
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonLillers
IntercommunalityFlandre Lys
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jacques Hurlus
Area
1
21.15 km2 (8.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,556
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62502 /62136
Elevation13–20 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.

Lestrem (Dutch: De Stroom, Picard: Létrin) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

A small farming and light industrial town, situated some 8 miles (12.9 km) north of Béthune and 19 miles (30.6 km) west of Lille, on the D122, D178 and D975 roads, by the banks of the Lawe River.

History[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2011
2643 2662 2727 3044 2753 3789 4006 4286
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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