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Vaulx-Vraucourt

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Coordinates: 50°08′50″N 2°54′34″E / 50.1472°N 2.9094°E / 50.1472; 2.9094Coordinates: 50°08′50″N 2°54′34″E / 50.1472°N 2.9094°E / 50.1472; 2.9094{{#coordinates:50.1472|2.9094|type:city(1072)_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> Croisilles</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Communauté de communes de la 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 (2008–2014) </th><td> Christian Hémar</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 14.11 km2 (5.45 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 1,072</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 76/km2 (200/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62839 / 62159</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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Vaulx-Vraucourt is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

Vaulx-Vraucourt lies Script error: No such module "convert". southeast of Arras and about Script error: No such module "convert". northeast of Bapaume, at the junction of the D20, D10E and D36 roads.

History

The commune name comes from the two hamlets that were combined into one commune in 1821.
The village was the site of heavy fighting during World War I. Major battles occurred in this area in 1917 and 1918. Four military cemeteries are located in and around the village, containing the graves of soldiers from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Population

Vaulx-Vraucourt
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Historical population of Vaulx-Vraucourt
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population1040104710211075113311101072
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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