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Achicourt

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Coordinates: 50°16′27″N 2°45′37″E / 50.2742°N 2.7603°E / 50.2742; 2.7603Coordinates: 50°16′27″N 2°45′37″E / 50.2742°N 2.7603°E / 50.2742; 2.7603{{#coordinates:50.2742|2.7603|type:city(7727)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Nord-Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Arras</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Arras-Sud</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Arras</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Pascal Lachambre</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 5.94 km2 (2.29 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2009)2</th><td> 7,727</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62004 / 62217</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Achicourt is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography

A light industrial suburb of Arras located 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Arras, at the D3 and D5 road junction. The river Crinchon flows through the town.

Population

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Historical population
YearPop.±%
19625,186—    
19685,188+0.0%
19757,433+43.3%
19827,795+4.9%
19907,959+2.1%
19997,659−3.8%
20097,727+0.9%

Sights

  • The old windmill, rebuilt in 1994.
  • The church of St.Vaast, dating from the twentieth century.
  • The church of St.Christophe, dating from the twentieth century.
  • Traces of a rectangular castle motte from the thirteenth century.
  • The British war cemetery, where 131 English and Canadian soldiers are buried.

See also

Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department

References

External links

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