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Achiet-le-Grand

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Coordinates: 50°07′53″N 2°47′00″E / 50.1314°N 2.7833°E / 50.1314; 2.7833Coordinates: 50°07′53″N 2°47′00″E / 50.1314°N 2.7833°E / 50.1314; 2.7833{{#coordinates:50.1314|2.7833|type:city(1074)_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> Bapaume</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Région de Bapaume</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</th><td> Michel Ficheuz</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 5.08 km2 (1.96 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2009)2</th><td> 1,074</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 210/km2 (550/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62005 / 62121</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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Achiet-le-Grand is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography

A farming village located 12 miles (19 km) south of Arras, at the D7 and D9 road junction. The SNCF railway has a station here.

History

The commune was involved in the theatre of operations of the Battle of Bapaume (1871), during the Franco-Prussian War.

The village was twinned with Kings Langley in Hertfordshire, England in November 2009, in honour of Christopher Cox VC from that village who won a Victoria Cross in fighting near Achiet-le-Grand in World War I.[1][2]

Population

Achiet-le-Grand
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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962754—    
1968774+2.7%
1975787+1.7%
1982890+13.1%
1990948+6.5%
19991,016+7.2%
20091,074+5.7%

Sights

  • The church of St.John, dating from the twentieth century.
  • A World War I cemetery.

See also

Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department

References

External links

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