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Coat of arms of Carency
Coat of arms
Carency is located in France
Coordinates: 50°22′45″N 2°42′18″E / 50.3792°N 2.705°E / 50.3792; 2.705Coordinates: 50°22′45″N 2°42′18″E / 50.3792°N 2.705°E / 50.3792; 2.705
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Vimy
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Justin Clairet
Area1 8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Population (2004)2 700
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62213 / 62144
Elevation 79–152 m (259–499 ft)
(avg. 111 m or 364 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.

Carency is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


A farming village located 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Arras on the D58 road. Carency is also the name of the brook which constitutes the course upstream of the Deûle river and which flows through the village.


Historical population of Carency
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2004
Population 491 507 525 552 711 673 700
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[edit]

  • The church of St Aignan, rebuilt, along with most of the village, after the destruction of World War I.
  • Vestiges of a 13th-century castle.
Carency was heavily damaged during World War I. This image shows it after it was recaptured by French troops.

Notable people[edit]

François Faber, winner of the 1909 Tour de France, died here fighting in the Second Battle of Artois, on 9 May 1915, during World War I.

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