Festubert is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. The village was on the Western Front during the First World War and was largely destroyed in the May 1915 Battle of Festubert.
The town hall of Festubert
|Intercommunality||CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Marie Douvry|
|7.64 km2 (2.95 sq mi)|
|• Density||180/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||18–21 m (59–69 ft) |
(avg. 20 m or 66 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interestEdit
- The church of Notre-Dame, rebuilt, as was much of the village, after the First World War.
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries.
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- Brown’s Road CWGC cemetery
- The CWGC graveyard in the communal cemetery
- Festubert on the Quid website ‹See Tfd›(in French)
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