Billy-Montigny

Billy-Montigny is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region in northern France.

Billy-Montigny
Survivors Way that links the necropolis of Méricourt to pit no. 2 at Billy-Montigny
Survivors Way that links the necropolis of Méricourt to pit no. 2 at Billy-Montigny
Coat of arms of Billy-Montigny
Coat of arms
Location of Billy-Montigny
Billy-Montigny is located in France
Billy-Montigny
Billy-Montigny
Billy-Montigny is located in Hauts-de-France
Billy-Montigny
Billy-Montigny
Coordinates: 50°27′07″N 2°54′46″E / 50.4519°N 2.9128°E / 50.4519; 2.9128Coordinates: 50°27′07″N 2°54′46″E / 50.4519°N 2.9128°E / 50.4519; 2.9128
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementLens
CantonHarnes
IntercommunalityCommunaupole de Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Bruno Troni[1]
Area
1
2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
8,167
 • Density3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62133 /62420
Elevation24–45 m (79–148 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

An ex-coalmining industrial town situated just 4 miles (6.4 km) east of the centre of Lens at the junction of the N43 and D46 roads. The coal lasted just over 100 years, the last pits closing in the 1960s.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19629,510—    
196810,077+6.0%
19758,834−12.3%
19827,682−13.0%
19908,126+5.8%
19998,396+3.3%
20058,449+0.6%
20068,018−5.1%
20077,964−0.7%
20098,104+1.8%
20128,284+2.2%
20158,183−1.2%

SightsEdit

HistoryEdit

The history of the area remains marked by the Courrières mine disaster which resulted in 1,099 casualties on 10 March 1906 in the area of the communes of Billy-Montigny, Méricourt and Sallaumines.

PersonalitiesEdit

Georges Lech and Bernard Lech, footballers.

International relationsEdit

The commune is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.

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