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Coat of arms of Lestrem
Lestrem (France)
region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Bethune
Canton Lillers
Community association Flandre Lys
Coordinates 50 ° 37 ′  N , 2 ° 41 ′  E Coordinates: 50 ° 37 ′  N , 2 ° 41 ′  E
height 13-20 m
surface 21.15 km 2
Residents 4,532 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 214 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 62136
INSEE code
Website http://www.ville-lestrem.fr/

Lestrem Town Hall

Lestrem ( Dutch : De Stroom ) is a French municipality with 4532 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the department of Pas-de-Calais in the region of Hauts-de-France . It belongs to the Arrondissement of Béthune and the Canton of Lillers .


Lestrem lies between the historical regions of Artois and Flanders on the border with the Nord department . The river Lawe flows through the municipality . Lestrem is surrounded by the neighboring communities of Merville in the north and north-west, La Gorgue in the north-east and east, Richebourg and Vieille-Chapelle in the south-east, La Couture in the south, Locon and Hinges in the south-west and Calonne-sur-la-Lys in the west. Most of the Merville-Calonne airfield is located in the municipality.

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2011
Residents 2,643 2,662 2,727 3,044 3,753 3,789 3,924 4,285


Saint-Amé church
  • Saint-Amé church, a historic monument since 1913
  • Churches in the localities of La Fosse and Le Paradis
  • British war cemetery


Community partnerships

A partnership has existed with the Schwitten district of the German city of Menden in North Rhine-Westphalia since 1968 . Another partnership exists with the British town of Swanland in the East Riding of Yorkshire (England).


The food company Roquette Frères is based here. Merville-Calonne Airport is to the west of the town.

Web link

Commons : Lestrem  - collection of images, videos and audio files