Ablain-Saint-Nazaire

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Ablain-Saint-Nazaire
Ruins of the church destroyed during World War I
Ruins of the church destroyed during World War I
Coat of arms of Ablain-Saint-Nazaire
Coat of arms
Location of Ablain-Saint-Nazaire
Ablain-Saint-Nazaire is located in France
Ablain-Saint-Nazaire
Ablain-Saint-Nazaire
Ablain-Saint-Nazaire is located in Hauts-de-France
Ablain-Saint-Nazaire
Ablain-Saint-Nazaire
Coordinates: 50°23′34″N 2°42′48″E / 50.3928°N 2.7133°E / 50.3928; 2.7133Coordinates: 50°23′34″N 2°42′48″E / 50.3928°N 2.7133°E / 50.3928; 2.7133
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementLens
CantonBully-les-Mines
IntercommunalityLens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Dominique Robillart
Area
1
9.85 km2 (3.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
1,784
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62001 /62153
Elevation77–188 m (253–617 ft)
(avg. 95 m or 312 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ablain-Saint-Nazaire is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A farming village located 8 miles (12 km) north of Arras, on the D57 road. It was rebuilt after being destroyed during World War I. The Saint-Nazaire stream, which passes through the commune, is a small tributary of the river Deûle.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20051,890—    
20061,887−0.2%
20071,903+0.8%
20081,865−2.0%
20091,828−2.0%
20101,791−2.0%
20111,773−1.0%
20121,766−0.4%
20131,773+0.4%
20141,779+0.3%
20151,786+0.4%
20161,784−0.1%

History[edit]

At the start of World War I, the Battle of Lorette lasted for 12 months, from October 1914 to October 1915, resulting in high casualties on both sides: 100,000 killed and as many wounded. A French national cemetery was built on 13 hectares nearby and comprises 20,000 graves, laid out irrespective of rank or military training. General Barbot has a private soldier buried next to him, on his right. In eight ossuaries, around the base of the lantern tower, are the remains of 22,970 unidentified soldiers. A portion of the cemetery has been reserved for Muslim soldiers.

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Pierre, dating from the twentieth century.
  • The ruins of the fifteenth century church, destroyed in World War I.
  • The war museum.

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