Bouchain

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Bouchain
Coat of arms of Bouchain
Coat of arms
Bouchain is located in France
Bouchain
Bouchain
Coordinates: 50°17′04″N 3°19′04″E / 50.2844°N 3.3178°E / 50.2844; 3.3178Coordinates: 50°17′04″N 3°19′04″E / 50.2844°N 3.3178°E / 50.2844; 3.3178
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Valenciennes
Canton Bouchain
Intercommunality Porte du Hainaut
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques-Pierre Boltz
Area
 • Land1 12.39 km2 (4.78 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 4,085
 • Population2 density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59092 / 59111
Elevation 31–100 m (102–328 ft)
(avg. 38 m or 125 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.

Bouchain is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It lies halfway between Cambrai and Valenciennes. Bouchain, seat of the early medieval County of Ostrevent, was taken by Arnulf I, Count of Flanders, in the 10th century and eventually subsumed into the County of Hainaut.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1800 1,128 —    
1806 1,102 −2.3%
1821 1,198 +8.7%
1831 1,183 −1.3%
1836 1,148 −3.0%
1841 1,401 +22.0%
1846 1,463 +4.4%
1851 1,577 +7.8%
1856 1,632 +3.5%
1861 1,501 −8.0%
1866 1,504 +0.2%
1872 1,607 +6.8%
1876 1,685 +4.9%
1881 1,763 +4.6%
1886 1,859 +5.4%
1891 1,405 −24.4%
1896 1,527 +8.7%
1901 1,760 +15.3%
1906 1,716 −2.5%
1911 2,214 +29.0%
1921 1,732 −21.8%
1926 2,076 +19.9%
1931 2,434 +17.2%
1936 2,402 −1.3%
1946 2,421 +0.8%
1954 2,812 +16.2%
1962 3,505 +24.6%
1968 3,916 +11.7%
1975 4,826 +23.2%
1982 4,543 −5.9%
1990 4,317 −5.0%
1999 4,283 −0.8%
2006 4,187 −2.2%
2009 4,085 −2.4%

International relations[edit]

It is twinned with Halesworth and Eitorf

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Bouchain

The arms of Bouchain are blazoned :
Argent, a tower gules. (form of the tower varies)




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