Bois-Bernard

Bois-Bernard is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region in northern France.

Bois-Bernard
The town hall of Bois Bernard
The town hall of Bois Bernard
Coat of arms of Bois-Bernard
Coat of arms
Location of Bois-Bernard
Bois-Bernard is located in France
Bois-Bernard
Bois-Bernard
Bois-Bernard is located in Hauts-de-France
Bois-Bernard
Bois-Bernard
Coordinates: 50°23′39″N 2°54′44″E / 50.3942°N 2.9122°E / 50.3942; 2.9122Coordinates: 50°23′39″N 2°54′44″E / 50.3942°N 2.9122°E / 50.3942; 2.9122
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementLens
CantonHarnes
IntercommunalityCA Hénin-Carvin
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Marie Monchy[1]
Area
1
3.97 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
819
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62148 /62320
Elevation41–70 m (135–230 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

The village is mainly a farming village located 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Arras on the D919 and D46 roads. It is located on the edge of first world war battlefields and munitions are regularly uncovered by farmers.

HistoryEdit

The village has had various names over the centuries:

  • 1162 : Nemus Bernardi,
  • 1221 : Boscus Bernardi,
  • 1289 : Le Bos Biernart,
  • 1362 : Bosbernart,
  • 1452 : Boz-Bernard
  • 1720 : Le Bois-Bernard.

During World War I, the village was destroyed. It was awarded the Croix de guerre on the 25 September 1920.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962559—    
1968609+8.9%
1975614+0.8%
1982672+9.4%
1990816+21.4%
1999840+2.9%
2009809−3.7%

SightsEdit

  • The church of Notre-Dame, rebuilt after the destruction of the village during World War I.
  • The ruins of a 13th-century castle.

TwinningEdit

The village is twinned with the village of Grendon in Northamptonshire England.

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.

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