Robecq

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Robecq
The church of Robecq
The church of Robecq
Coat of arms of Robecq
Coat of arms
Location of Robecq
Robecq is located in France
Robecq
Robecq
Robecq is located in Hauts-de-France
Robecq
Robecq
Coordinates: 50°35′48″N 2°33′51″E / 50.5967°N 2.5642°E / 50.5967; 2.5642Coordinates: 50°35′48″N 2°33′51″E / 50.5967°N 2.5642°E / 50.5967; 2.5642
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonLillers
IntercommunalityCA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hervé Deroubaix
Area
1
10.56 km2 (4.08 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,385
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62713 /62350
Elevation16–20 m (52–66 ft)
(avg. 19 m or 62 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Robecq is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France found at the junction of the D937, the D69 and the D94 roads

Geography[edit]

Robecq is situated about 7 miles (11.3 km) northwest of Béthune and 31 miles (49.9 km) southwest of Lille. The Canal d’Aire, the Clarence River and the Busnes river all flow through the commune.

History[edit]

During World War I intense action took place close to Robecq. In his posthumously published memoir, Private A S Bullock recalls the fighting at Bacquerolles Farm, noting that the German attack was repelled 'chiefly by my Lewis gun!'. He also recalls a much lighter, indeed hilarious, incident when the British troops stationed near Robecq were ordered to have a bath.[2]

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1090 1109 1006 1037 1063 1062 1151
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.
  2. ^ Bullock, A. S., Gloucestershire Between the Wars: A Memoir, History Press, 2009, pages 69 and 72

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