Achiet-le-Grand

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Achiet-le-Grand
The church of Achiet-le-Grand
The church of Achiet-le-Grand
Coat of arms of Achiet-le-Grand
Coat of arms
Location of Achiet-le-Grand
Achiet-le-Grand is located in France
Achiet-le-Grand
Achiet-le-Grand
Achiet-le-Grand is located in Hauts-de-France
Achiet-le-Grand
Achiet-le-Grand
Coordinates: 50°07′53″N 2°47′00″E / 50.1314°N 2.7833°E / 50.1314; 2.7833Coordinates: 50°07′53″N 2°47′00″E / 50.1314°N 2.7833°E / 50.1314; 2.7833
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementArras
CantonBapaume
IntercommunalitySud-Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Bernard de Reu
Area
1
5.08 km2 (1.96 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
997
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62005 /62121
Elevation104–136 m (341–446 ft)
(avg. 117 m or 384 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Achiet-le-Grand is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A farming village located 12 miles (19 km) south of Arras, at the D7 and D9 road junction. The SNCF railway has a station here.

History[edit]

The commune was involved in the theatre of operations of the Battle of Bapaume (1871), during the Franco-Prussian War.

The village was twinned with Kings Langley in Hertfordshire, England in November 2009, in honour of Christopher Cox VC from that village who won a Victoria Cross in fighting near Achiet-le-Grand in World War I.[1][2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20061,048—    
20071,053+0.5%
20081,057+0.4%
20091,074+1.6%
20101,068−0.6%
20111,050−1.7%
20121,036−1.3%
20131,022−1.4%
20141,017−0.5%
20151,007−1.0%
2016997−1.0%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St.John, dating from the twentieth century.
  • A World War I cemetery.

See also[edit]

Communes of the Pas-de-Calais department

References[edit]

  1. ^ "French twinning steams ahead". Hemel Hempstead Gazette. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-13.
  2. ^ "Twinning of Kings Langley and Achiet-le-Grand is 'just the beginning'". watfordobersver.co.uk. Newsquest (London and Essex). November 11, 2009. Retrieved June 20, 2017.

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