Monchy-le-Preux

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For the hamlet in the Seine-Maritime department, see Monchy-le-Preux (hamlet).
Monchy-le-Preux
Stone marking the limit of the German advance in World War I
Stone marking the limit of the German advance in World War I
Monchy-le-Preux is located in France
Monchy-le-Preux
Monchy-le-Preux
Coordinates: 50°16′14″N 2°53′39″E / 50.2706°N 2.8942°E / 50.2706; 2.8942Coordinates: 50°16′14″N 2°53′39″E / 50.2706°N 2.8942°E / 50.2706; 2.8942
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Vitry-en-Artois
Intercommunality Communauté urbaine d'Arras
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Zéchel
Area1 9.26 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 518
 • Density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62582 / 62118
Elevation 52–113 m (171–371 ft)
(avg. 107 m or 351 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.

Monchy-le-Preux is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography[edit]

Monchy-le-Preux is situated 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Arras, at the junction of the D33 and the D339 roads. Junction 15 of the A1 autoroute is just a mile away.

History[edit]

Monchy was an important strategic position near to Arras during the 1914-18 war and bloody fighting ensued around the village. It was from here that the Germans bombarded Arras and destroyed the belltower. Just outside Monchy, on the D939, a carved Vauthier Stone marks the boundary of the advancing German army during the First World War.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
437 465 423 455 487 521 518
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

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