Bouchain

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Bouchain
A view within Bouchain
A view within Bouchain
Coat of arms of Bouchain
Coat of arms
Location of Bouchain
Bouchain is located in France
Bouchain
Bouchain
Bouchain is located in Hauts-de-France
Bouchain
Bouchain
Coordinates: 50°17′04″N 3°19′04″E / 50.2844°N 3.3178°E / 50.2844; 3.3178Coordinates: 50°17′04″N 3°19′04″E / 50.2844°N 3.3178°E / 50.2844; 3.3178
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementValenciennes
CantonDenain
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération de la Porte du Hainaut
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Ludovic Zientek
Area
1
12.39 km2 (4.78 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,037
 • Density330/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59092 /59111
Elevation31–100 m (102–328 ft)
(avg. 38 m or 125 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bouchain is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It lies halfway between Cambrai and Valenciennes. Bouchain, seat of the early medieval County of Ostrevent, was taken by Arnulf I, Count of Flanders, in the 10th century and eventually subsumed into the County of Hainaut.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1800 1,128—    
1806 1,102−2.3%
1821 1,198+8.7%
1831 1,183−1.3%
1836 1,148−3.0%
1841 1,401+22.0%
1846 1,463+4.4%
1851 1,577+7.8%
1856 1,632+3.5%
1861 1,501−8.0%
1866 1,504+0.2%
1872 1,607+6.8%
1876 1,685+4.9%
1881 1,763+4.6%
1886 1,859+5.4%
1891 1,405−24.4%
1896 1,527+8.7%
1901 1,760+15.3%
1906 1,716−2.5%
1911 2,214+29.0%
1921 1,732−21.8%
1926 2,076+19.9%
1931 2,434+17.2%
1936 2,402−1.3%
1946 2,421+0.8%
1954 2,812+16.2%
1962 3,505+24.6%
1968 3,916+11.7%
1975 4,826+23.2%
1982 4,543−5.9%
1990 4,317−5.0%
1999 4,282−0.8%
2006 4,187−2.2%
2007 4,174−0.3%
2009 4,085−2.1%
2012 3,995−2.2%
2015 4,044+1.2%

International relations[edit]

It is twinned with Halesworth and Eitorf

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Bouchain
The arms of Bouchain are blazoned :
Argent, a tower gules. (form of the tower varies)



See also[edit]

References[edit]

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