Ervillers

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Ervillers
Coat of arms of Ervillers
Coat of arms
Ervillers is located in France
Ervillers
Ervillers
Coordinates: 50°09′42″N 2°49′28″E / 50.1617°N 2.8244°E / 50.1617; 2.8244Coordinates: 50°09′42″N 2°49′28″E / 50.1617°N 2.8244°E / 50.1617; 2.8244
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Croisilles
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Sud Arrageois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Lebrun
Area1 7.13 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 449
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62306 / 62121
Elevation 77–115 m (253–377 ft)
(avg. 98 m or 322 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming village situated 11 miles (17.7 km) south of Arras at the junction of the N17, D36 and D9 roads.

History[edit]

Prehistoric fossils have been found here, including elephant teeth. Roman objects such as coins, vases, skeletons and evidence of buildings have also been unearthed. This demonstrates that Ervillers was inhabited in Roman times, especially at the place called "Capieau".
The parish was first recorded in the 12th century.
The seigneurie of Ervillers has passed down through the families of Viéville, Lalaing, Egmont, Luxembourg, and Diesbach-Belleroche. On 28 August 1654 Ervillers saw a visit from Louis XIV and the Queen mother, who lunched there while travelling on to Péronne[disambiguation needed] and Arras, where the siege had been lifted by Marshal Turenne.
Ervillers also has several underground shelters. They were probably old quarries and were turned into "muches." One of these underground caves was about 20 meters underground and had 9 rooms, a corridor, a stable and animal pens. Wells provided both ventilation and a water supply.
In December 1870 the Prussians pillaged the village. Ervillers was also the theatre of operations during the Battle of Bapaume (1871) in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71.
The First World War saw the village suffer total destruction.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Ervillers
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 394 398 386 390 434 449
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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