Achicourt

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Achicourt
The windmill of Achicourt
The windmill of Achicourt
Coat of arms of Achicourt
Coat of arms
Location of Achicourt
Achicourt is located in France
Achicourt
Achicourt
Achicourt is located in Hauts-de-France
Achicourt
Achicourt
Coordinates: 50°16′27″N 2°45′37″E / 50.2742°N 2.7603°E / 50.2742; 2.7603Coordinates: 50°16′27″N 2°45′37″E / 50.2742°N 2.7603°E / 50.2742; 2.7603
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementArras
CantonArras-3
IntercommunalityArras
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Pascal Lachambre
Area
1
5.94 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
7,678
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62004 /62217
Elevation60–101 m (197–331 ft)
(avg. 72 m or 236 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Achicourt is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A light industrial suburb of Arras located 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Arras, at the D3 and D5 road junction. The river Crinchon flows through the town.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20047,675—    
20067,574−1.3%
20077,625+0.7%
20087,676+0.7%
20097,727+0.7%
20107,705−0.3%
20118,045+4.4%
20127,954−1.1%
20137,852−1.3%
20147,750−1.3%
20157,694−0.7%
20167,678−0.2%

Sights[edit]

  • The old windmill, rebuilt in 1994.
  • The church of St.Vaast, dating from the twentieth century.
  • The church of St.Christophe, dating from the twentieth century.
  • Traces of a rectangular castle motte from the thirteenth century.
  • The British war cemetery, where 131 English and Canadian soldiers are buried.

See also[edit]

Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department

References[edit]

External links[edit]