The church of Norrent-Fontes
|Intercommunality||CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Marc Boulnois|
|5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||250/km2 (650/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||19–63 m (62–207 ft) |
(avg. 27 m or 89 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Known to the Romans as Norremum, later as Norrem, in 1211 and then Norrenc in 1240. The hamlet of Fontes was known as Adfondenis in 654. After the French Revolution, the commune was created from the village of Norrent and the three hamlets of Fontes, Goulay and Malznoi.
Between the two world wars, the commune was home to one of the biggest military airfields in northern France. Abandoned in 1940, the site was reused by the Germans to launch V1 missiles towards London, in 1944. The remains are still visible from the Rely road.
|Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- The church of St. Vaast, dating from the sixteenth century.
- Two old mills and some ancient houses.
- The war memorial.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Norrent-Fontes.|
- Personal website about the commune ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- The war memorial ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Norrent-Fontes on the Quid website ‹See Tfd›(in French)
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