Norrent-Fontes

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Norrent-Fontes
The church of Norrent-Fontes
The church of Norrent-Fontes
Coat of arms of Norrent-Fontes
Coat of arms
Location of Norrent-Fontes
Norrent-Fontes is located in France
Norrent-Fontes
Norrent-Fontes
Norrent-Fontes is located in Hauts-de-France
Norrent-Fontes
Norrent-Fontes
Coordinates: 50°35′19″N 2°24′29″E / 50.5886°N 2.4081°E / 50.5886; 2.4081Coordinates: 50°35′19″N 2°24′29″E / 50.5886°N 2.4081°E / 50.5886; 2.4081
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonLillers
IntercommunalityCA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marc Boulnois
Area
1
5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,432
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62620 /62120
Elevation19–63 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Norrent-Fontes is situated some 10 miles (16.1 km) northwest of Béthune and 33 miles (53.1 km) west of Lille, at the junction of the D94 and D91 roads. The A26 autoroute passes through the commune.

History[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1280 1343 1401 1490 1499 1444 1460
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St. Vaast, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • Two old mills and some ancient houses.
  • The war memorial.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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