Achicourt

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Achicourt
Moulin Achicourt.jpeg
Coat of arms of Achicourt
Coat of arms
Achicourt is located in France
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
Area1 5.94 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 7,727
 • 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[edit]

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[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 5,186 —    
1968 5,188 +0.0%
1975 7,433 +43.3%
1982 7,795 +4.9%
1990 7,959 +2.1%
1999 7,659 −3.8%
2009 7,727 +0.9%

Sights[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department

References[edit]

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