Morval

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Morval
Morval is located in France
Morval
Morval
Coordinates: 50°01′55″N 2°52′24″E / 50.0319°N 2.8733°E / 50.0319; 2.8733Coordinates: 50°01′55″N 2°52′24″E / 50.0319°N 2.8733°E / 50.0319; 2.8733
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Bapaume
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Région de Bapaume
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Poutrain
Area
 • Land1 2.39 km2 (0.92 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 87
 • Population2 density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62593 / 62450
Elevation 108–152 m (354–499 ft)
(avg. 151 m or 495 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Morval is located 19 miles (31 km) south of Arras, on the D11 road, completely surrounded by the department of the Somme. The junction between A1 and A2 autoroutes is less than a mile away.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
78 85 84 94 95 91 87
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

History[edit]

Morval in ruins during World War I

The Battle of Morval, a British offensive action, occurred as part of the larger Battle of the Somme in September. It destroyed Morval and nearby villages.

The village, including the church of St.Vaast, was rebuilt after World War I. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries in Morval hold the graves of 54 British soldiers, while the Community cemetery includes the graves of two airmen.

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