Marœuil

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Marœuil
Coat of arms of Marœuil
Coat of arms
Marœuil is located in France
Marœuil
Marœuil
Coordinates: 50°19′29″N 2°42′23″E / 50.3247°N 2.7064°E / 50.3247; 2.7064Coordinates: 50°19′29″N 2°42′23″E / 50.3247°N 2.7064°E / 50.3247; 2.7064
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Dainville
Intercommunality Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Damart
Area1 11.82 km2 (4.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,479
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62557 / 62161
Elevation 58–117 m (190–384 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 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.

Marœuil (or Maroeuil) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography[edit]

Marœuil is a large farming and light industrial village situated 4 miles (6 km) northwest of Arras, at the junction of the D55, D56 and the D60E roads.

History[edit]

First recorded as Maraculum around 680, then as Maroel in 1104, Maroeul in 1307 and finally as Marœuil in 1670.
A church was first built here by St.Bertille around the year 697.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1553 1619 1706 1815 2296 2509 2479
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Bertille, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • Two 18th century chapels.
  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries.
  • The remains of an ancient abbey, including underground passages.

Twin towns[edit]

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