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Achicourt

Achicourt

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Achicourt
Achicourt

Coordinates: 50°16′27″N 2°45′37″E / 50.2742°N 2.7603°E / 50.2742; 2.7603Coordinates: 50°16′27″N 2°45′37″E / 50.2742°N 2.7603°E / 50.2742; 2.7603

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Arras-Sud
Intercommunality Arras
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pascal Lachambre
Area
 • Land1 5.94 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 7,727
 • Population2 density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62004 / 62217
Elevation 60–101 m (197–331 ft)
(avg. 72 m or 236 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.

Achicourt is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography

A light industrial suburb of Arras located 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Arras, at the D3 and D5 road junction. The river Crinchon flows through the town.

Population

Sights

  • The old windmill, rebuilt in 1994.
  • The church of St.Vaast, dating from the twentieth century.
  • The church of St.Christophe, dating from the twentieth century.
  • Traces of a rectangular castle motte from the thirteenth century.
  • The British war cemetery, where 131 English and Canadian soldiers are buried.

See also

Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • The World War I cemetery
  • Official website of the commune
  • Achicourt – a personal website
  • Achicourt on the Quid website (French)
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