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Coordinates: 50°36′45″N 2°21′40″E / 50.6125°N 2.3611°E / 50.6125; 2.3611Coordinates: 50°36′45″N 2°21′40″E / 50.6125°N 2.3611°E / 50.6125; 2.3611

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Norrent-Fontes
Intercommunality Artois Flandres
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Josette Vermersch
 • Land1 5.47 km2 (2.11 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 582
 • Population2 density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62900 / 62120
Elevation 18–62 m (59–203 ft)
(avg. 15 m or 49 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.

Witternesse is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


Witternesse is situated some 15 miles (24.1 km) west of Béthune and 36 miles (57.9 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D186e and D186 roads. The A26 autoroute passes by the commune.


Historical population of Witternesse
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 586587573523552534582
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • The church of St.Martin, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • The watermill.
  • The seventeenth century priory, now a peoples home.
  • The manor and museum of La Besvre.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Witternesse on the Quid website (French)
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