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Agny

Agny

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Agny
Agny

Coordinates: 50°15′39″N 2°45′37″E / 50.2608°N 2.7603°E / 50.2608; 2.7603Coordinates: 50°15′39″N 2°45′37″E / 50.2608°N 2.7603°E / 50.2608; 2.7603

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Arras-Sud
Intercommunality Arras
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Berquez
Area
 • Land1 6.05 km2 (2.34 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 1,936
 • Population2 density 320/km2 (830/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62013 / 62217
Elevation 65–98 m (213–322 ft)
(avg. 81 m or 266 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.

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

Geography

A farming village located 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Arras, at the D3 and D60 road junction.

History

World War I 1914–1918. War broke out in August 1914 and in September troops were massed on the territory. Agny quickly found itself on the front line. As it was also on a railway line, it was easy to approach the theatre of operations.
In October 1914, violent fighting allowed the German army to advance. A bloody battle took place on 25 September 1915. The French 135th Infantry Regiment lost 38 officers and 1162 men killed, wounded or missing. Despite the fierce fighting during the conflict, the town hall, built in 1860, was not destroyed.
The Second World War. When this conflict broke out, the invading Germans soon occupied the commune. Networks of resistance were quickly set in place. The mayor, Philibert Cleret carried out some particularly dangerous actions but was eventually captured. He was arrested, interned, and then deported. He died at Buchenwald on March 10, 1945.

Population

Sights

  • The church of St.Laurent, rebuilt in the 20th century.

See also

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Agny is twinned with:


References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Agny on the Quid website (French)
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