Westrehem

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Westrehem
The town hall and church of Westrehem
The town hall and church of Westrehem
Coat of arms of Westrehem
Coat of arms
Location of Westrehem
Westrehem is located in France
Westrehem
Westrehem
Westrehem is located in Hauts-de-France
Westrehem
Westrehem
Coordinates: 50°32′45″N 2°20′46″E / 50.5458°N 2.3461°E / 50.5458; 2.3461Coordinates: 50°32′45″N 2°20′46″E / 50.5458°N 2.3461°E / 50.5458; 2.3461
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonLillers
IntercommunalityBéthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Roger Tailly
Area
1
2.97 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population
(2016)2
239
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62885 /62960
Elevation90–132 m (295–433 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Westrehem is situated some 12 miles (19.3 km) west of Béthune and 34 miles (54.7 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D90e2 and D94 roads.

Its surrounded by the towns of Ligny-lès-Aire, Fontaine-lès-Hermans and Febvin-Palfart, Westrehem is located 16 km northwest of the Bruay Buissière the largest nearby city.[1]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Westrehem
The arms of Westrehem are blazoned :

Barry Or and azure, in chief in fess 3 annulets gules. (Wulverdinghe and Westrehem use the same arms.)



Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006225—    
2007227+0.9%
2008232+2.2%
2009223−3.9%
2010216−3.1%
2011209−3.2%
2012212+1.4%
2013211−0.5%
2014220+4.3%
2015230+4.5%
2016239+3.9%

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Joseph, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The war memorial.

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