Athies, Pas-de-Calais

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Athies
Scottish war memorial
Scottish war memorial
Coat of arms of Athies
Coat of arms
Location of Athies
Athies is located in France
Athies
Athies
Athies is located in Hauts-de-France
Athies
Athies
Coordinates: 50°18′11″N 2°50′13″E / 50.3031°N 2.8369°E / 50.3031; 2.8369Coordinates: 50°18′11″N 2°50′13″E / 50.3031°N 2.8369°E / 50.3031; 2.8369
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementArras
CantonArras-2
IntercommunalityCommunauté urbaine d'Arras
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Marc Parmentier
Area
1
4.34 km2 (1.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,005
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62042 /62223
Elevation47–103 m (154–338 ft)
(avg. 51 m or 167 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

A village located 2 miles (3 km) east of Arras at the junction of the D37 and D42 roads.

History[edit]

Initially, Athies was called Atheiae, a word taken from Latin which means ’’hut’’, which indicates than it was a marshy area with shacks for fishermen or peat-gatherers.
In 1493, the village was looted and burned by German soldiers from the garrison of Arras.
A castle stood at the place now called "the Barony". The old church that was destroyed during the 1914-18 war had been built in 1786 just before the French Revolution. Whilst many churches were destroyed during this time, this new church was spared.
The village was invaded several times over the centuries, especially by the Spanish in the 17th century and was all but destroyed during World War I.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962669—    
1968695+3.9%
1975697+0.3%
1982719+3.2%
1990969+34.8%
1999930−4.0%
2006985+5.9%
2007993+0.8%
20081,001+0.8%
20091,003+0.2%
2013986−1.7%
2015973−1.3%

Sights[edit]

  • The Scottish Monument. Along the Arras - Douai road, the N50, stands a monument created on orders of officers of the 9th Scots Division in memory of the sacrifices made during the First World War.
  • The church of St.Christopher, dating from the twentieth century.
  • The World War I cemetery.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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