Berthen

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Berthen
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A general view of Berthen
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Location of Berthen
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Berthen
Coordinates: 50°47′00″N2°41′45″E / 50.7833°N 2.6958°E / 50.7833; 2.6958 Coordinates: 50°47′00″N2°41′45″E / 50.7833°N 2.6958°E / 50.7833; 2.6958
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Bailleul
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Flandre Intérieure
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Patricia Moone
Area
1
5.18 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [1]
551
  Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59073 /59270
Elevation32–162 m (105–531 ft)
(avg. 58 m or 190 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Berthen (in Dutch: Berten), located at the foot of Mont des Cats, is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

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It is 2 km (1.2 mi) from the Belgian border, and 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Bailleul.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 613    
1800 641+4.6%
1806 693+8.1%
1821 546−21.2%
1831 584+7.0%
1836 565−3.3%
1841 600+6.2%
1846 588−2.0%
1851 589+0.2%
1856 567−3.7%
1861 583+2.8%
1866 596+2.2%
1872 590−1.0%
1876 607+2.9%
1881 660+8.7%
1886 700+6.1%
1891 685−2.1%
1896 657−4.1%
1901 644−2.0%
1906 667+3.6%
1911 605−9.3%
1921 558−7.8%
1926 546−2.2%
1931 508−7.0%
1936 537+5.7%
1946 505−6.0%
1954 510+1.0%
1962 485−4.9%
1968 426−12.2%
1975 406−4.7%
1982 439+8.1%
1990 464+5.7%
1999 517+11.4%
2006 503−2.7%
2009 501−0.4%
2011 512+2.2%
2015 536+4.7%

Church of St Blaise

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Berthen church

The ancient church dated from 1589. The church and village was destroyed on 28 May 1940 by German bombing.

The new church was begun in 1961 to the plans of the architect E.-M. Thibault and consecrated 12 July 1964. The new church retains the profile of the old. Claude Blanchet's windows show the Passion.

Politics

Presidential Elections 2nd Round

ElectionWinning CandidateParty%
2017 Emmanuel Macron En Marche! 63.95
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 59.09
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 60.39
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 81.71

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Heraldry

Arms of Berthen Blason de la ville de Berthen (59) Nord-France.svg
Arms of Berthen
The arms of Berthen are blazoned :

Or, a bordure azure, and on an inescutcheon argent, a lion gules armed, langued and crowned Or, within a bordure azure. (Caëstre and Berthen use the same arms.)

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE . Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. http://www.lemonde.fr/data/france/presidentielle-2017//