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Lestrem is located in France
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
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Laventie
Intercommunality Flandre Lys
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jacques Hurlus
Area1 21.15 km2 (8.17 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 4,285
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62502 / 62136
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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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


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.


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 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]

  • 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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