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Monchy-le-Preux

For the hamlet in the Seine-Maritime department, see Monchy-le-Preux (hamlet).
Monchy-le-Preux

Stone marking the limit of the German advance in World War I
Monchy-le-Preux
Monchy-le-Preux

Coordinates: 50°16′14″N 2°53′39″E / 50.2706°N 2.8942°E / 50.2706; 2.8942Coordinates: 50°16′14″N 2°53′39″E / 50.2706°N 2.8942°E / 50.2706; 2.8942

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Vitry-en-Artois
Intercommunality Communauté urbaine d'Arras
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Zéchel
Area
 • Land1 9.26 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 518
 • Population2 density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62582 / 62118
Elevation 52–113 m (171–371 ft)
(avg. 107 m or 351 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Monchy-le-Preux is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

Monchy-le-Preux is situated 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Arras, at the junction of the D33 and the D339 roads. Junction 15 of the A1 autoroute is just a mile away.

History

Monchy was an important strategic position near to Arras during the 1914-18 war and bloody fighting ensued around the village. It was from here that the Germans bombarded Arras and destroyed the belltower. Just outside Monchy, on the D939, a carved Vauthier Stone marks the boundary of the advancing German army during the First World War.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
437 465 423 455 487 521 518
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • The CWGC cemetery
  • Monchy-le-Preux on the Quid website (French)
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