Agnières

Agnières is a commune of 242 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the Pas -de- Calais, in the Nord -Pas -de -Calais. It belongs to the community association Atrébatie.

Geography

Agnières is on an average height of 90 meters above sea level, 45 km south-west of Lille, the capital of the region, and 15 kilometers north- west of Arras, prefecture of the department. The village is surrounded by the neighboring communities Capelle- Fermont, Villers -Châtel and Aubigny -en- Artois. The Scarpe river flows south of the town center by the municipality. The municipality has an area of 3.25 square kilometers.

History

The name comes from the Latin word Agnières asinus (donkey ) or ( Location to be grown on the donkey ) Asinaria. In 1242 it was mentioned in a deed as Anier, 1272 and 1429 as Anyer as Anhiers.

1793 was Agnières still Agnieres it received its è and the right to local self-government in the wake of the French Revolution 1801.

Culture and sights

The church of Saint -Léger has a bell tower, which was built in the 12th century. The nave was built in 1544 and the Choir (architecture) in the 18th century.

Economy

A main industry is agriculture, especially mixed culture and the breeding of domestic animals of bovine, porcine and ovine.

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