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Coordinates: 50°07′53″N 2°47′00″E / 50.1314°N 2.7833°E / 50.1314; 2.7833Coordinates: 50°07′53″N 2°47′00″E / 50.1314°N 2.7833°E / 50.1314; 2.7833

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Bapaume
Intercommunality Région de Bapaume
 • Mayor Michel Ficheuz
 • Land1 5.08 km2 (1.96 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 1,074
 • Population2 density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62005 / 62121
Elevation 104–136 m (341–446 ft)
(avg. 117 m or 384 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.

Achiet-le-Grand is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.


A farming village located 12 miles (19 km) south of Arras, at the D7 and D9 road junction. The SNCF railway has a station here.


The commune was involved in the theatre of operations of the Battle of Bapaume (1871), during the Franco-Prussian War.

The village was twinned with Kings Langley in Hertfordshire, England in November 2009, in honour of Christopher Cox VC from that village who won a Victoria Cross in fighting near Achiet-le-Grand in World War I.[1][2]



  • The church of St.John, dating from the twentieth century.
  • A World War I cemetery.

See also

Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • The World War I cemetery
  • South Africans buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension
  • A personal website about Achiet-le-Grand
  • Achiet-le-Grand during WW1
  • Official communal website (fr)
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