The town hall of Festubert
|Intercommunality||CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Marie Douvry|
|7.64 km2 (2.95 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||18–21 m (59–69 ft) |
(avg. 20 m or 66 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Festubert is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. The village was on the Western Front during the First World War and was largely destroyed in the May 1915 Battle of Festubert.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- The church of Notre-Dame, rebuilt, as was much of the village, after the First World War.
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries.
- Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department
- Defence of Festubert (November 1914)
- Battle of Festubert (May 1915)
- Battle of the Lys (1918) (Festubert was on the southern extremity of this battle)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Festubert.|
- Brown’s Road CWGC cemetery
- The CWGC graveyard in the communal cemetery
- Festubert on the Quid website (in French)
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