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Coordinates: 50°17′04″N 3°19′04″E / 50.2844°N 3.3178°E / 50.2844; 3.3178Coordinates: 50°17′04″N 3°19′04″E / 50.2844°N 3.3178°E / 50.2844; 3.3178{{#coordinates:50.2844|3.3178|type:city(4085)_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> Nord</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Valenciennes</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Bouchain</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Porte du Hainaut</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> Jacques-Pierre Boltz</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 12.39 km2 (4.78 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2009)2</th><td> 4,085</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 330/km2 (850/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59092 / 59111</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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Bouchain is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It lies halfway between Cambrai and Valenciennes. Bouchain, seat of the early medieval County of Ostrevent, was taken by Arnulf I, Count of Flanders, in the 10th century and eventually subsumed into the County of Hainaut.

Population

Bouchain
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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1800 1,128—    
1806 1,102−2.3%
1821 1,198+8.7%
1831 1,183−1.3%
1836 1,148−3.0%
1841 1,401+22.0%
1846 1,463+4.4%
1851 1,577+7.8%
1856 1,632+3.5%
1861 1,501−8.0%
1866 1,504+0.2%
1872 1,607+6.8%
1876 1,685+4.9%
1881 1,763+4.6%
1886 1,859+5.4%
1891 1,405−24.4%
1896 1,527+8.7%
1901 1,760+15.3%
1906 1,716−2.5%
1911 2,214+29.0%
1921 1,732−21.8%
1926 2,076+19.9%
1931 2,434+17.2%
1936 2,402−1.3%
1946 2,421+0.8%
1954 2,812+16.2%
1962 3,505+24.6%
1968 3,916+11.7%
1975 4,826+23.2%
1982 4,543−5.9%
1990 4,317−5.0%
1999 4,283−0.8%
2006 4,187−2.2%
2009 4,085−2.4%

International relations

It is twinned with Halesworth and Eitorf

Heraldry

The arms of Bouchain are blazoned :
Argent, a tower gules. (form of the tower varies)



See also

References

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