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Billy-Berclau

Billy-Berclau is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais département in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

A small town east of Béthune and southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D163 and N47 roads, surrounded by the Canal d’Aire. Light industry and a little farming have replaced the coal mining of the past.

History

The city was completely destroyed during the First World War.
On March 27th, 2003, an explosion at the dynamite factory killed 4 people.

Population

Population Evolution
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
2963 2979 3163 3579 4149 4259
Census count starting from 1962 : Population without double counting

Places of interest

See also

Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department

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Notes

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