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Bierne

Bierne
Coat of arms of Bierne
Coat of arms
Bierne is located in France
Bierne
Bierne
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Bergues
Intercommunality Canton of Bergues
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Johann Guillemain
Area1 11.04 km2 (4.26 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 1,615
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59082 / 59380
Elevation 0–11 m (0–36 ft)
(avg. 2 m or 6.6 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.

Bierne is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

History

In 1436, Wautier de Ghistelles was seigneur d'Ekelsbeke et de Ledringhem (Lord of Esquelbecq and Ledringhem) and governor of La Madeleine hospital in Bierne.[1]

Population

Heraldry

Arms of Bierne
The arms of Bierne are blazoned :
Argent, a cross between in orle 12 martlets gules.



See also

References

  • INSEE commune file
  1. ^ Bierne history (French)
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