Vaulx-Vraucourt

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Vaulx-Vraucourt
Vaulx-Vraucourt is located in France
Vaulx-Vraucourt
Vaulx-Vraucourt
Coordinates: 50°08′50″N 2°54′34″E / 50.1472°N 2.9094°E / 50.1472; 2.9094Coordinates: 50°08′50″N 2°54′34″E / 50.1472°N 2.9094°E / 50.1472; 2.9094
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Croisilles
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Région de Bapaume
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Hémar
Area1 14.11 km2 (5.45 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,072
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62839 / 62159
Elevation 83–122 m (272–400 ft)
(avg. 112 m or 367 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Vaulx-Vraucourt lies 15 miles (24.1 km) southeast of Arras and about 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Bapaume, at the junction of the D20, D10E and D36 roads.

History[edit]

The commune name comes from the two hamlets that were combined into one commune in 1821.
The village was the site of heavy fighting during World War I. Major battles occurred in this area in 1917 and 1918. Four military cemeteries are located in and around the village, containing the graves of soldiers from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Vaulx-Vraucourt
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1040 1047 1021 1075 1133 1110 1072
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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