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Vis-en-Artois

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Coordinates: 50°14′52″N 2°56′27″E / 50.2478°N 2.9408°E / 50.2478; 2.9408Coordinates: 50°14′52″N 2°56′27″E / 50.2478°N 2.9408°E / 50.2478; 2.9408{{#coordinates:50.2478|2.9408|type:city(566)_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> Vitry-en-Artois</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Osartis</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 Thiévet</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 6.42 km2 (2.48 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 566</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 88/km2 (230/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62864 / 62156</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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Vis-en-Artois is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

Vis-en-Artois is situated Script error: No such module "convert". southeast of Arras, at the junction of the D939 and the D9 roads.

History

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A CWGC cemetery

World War I deeply affected the town, which was under the thumb of German troops from September 30, 1914 until its liberation by Canadian forces on 24 August 1918.

During the year 1918 the village was completely destroyed. The people who had not fled before the arrival of the invading troops were evacuated to Belgium.

On 24 September 1920, Vis-en-Artois received the Croix de Guerre.

Population

Vis-en-Artois
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Historical population of Vis-en-Artois
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population585608617603539536566
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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