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Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Vitry-en-Artois
Intercommunality Osartis
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Thiévet
Area1 6.42 km2 (2.48 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 566
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62864 / 62156
Elevation 46–88 m (151–289 ft)
(avg. 68 m or 223 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.

Vis-en-Artois is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


Vis-en-Artois is situated 8 miles (12.9 km) southeast of Arras, at the junction of the D939 and the D9 roads.


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.


Historical population of Vis-en-Artois
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 585 608 617 603 539 536 566
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

Town hall

See also


  • INSEE commune file
  1. ^ Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery

External links

  • Vis-en-Artois official website (French)
  • Vis-en-Artois on the Quid website (French)
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