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Title: Berthen  
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Subject: Arrondissement of Dunkirk, Reumont, Troisvilles, La Groise, Mazinghien
Collection: Communes of Nord (French Department)
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Coat of arms of Berthen
Coat of arms
Berthen is located in France
Berthen is located in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Bailleul-Sud-Ouest
Intercommunality Monts de Flandres
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patricia Moone
Area1 5.18 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 501
 • Density  m (Bad rounding here ft)Bad rounding here97/km2 (Bad rounding here250/sq mi)
 • Urban density  m (Bad rounding here ft)
 • Metro density  m (Bad rounding here ft)
INSEE/Postal code 59073 / 59270
Elevation 32–162 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

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


Church of St Blaise

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

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