Carency

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Carency
The church of Carency
The church of Carency
Coat of arms of Carency
Coat of arms
Location of Carency
Carency is located in France
Carency
Carency
Carency is located in Hauts-de-France
Carency
Carency
Coordinates: 50°22′45″N 2°42′18″E / 50.3792°N 2.705°E / 50.3792; 2.705Coordinates: 50°22′45″N 2°42′18″E / 50.3792°N 2.705°E / 50.3792; 2.705
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementLens
CantonBully-les-Mines
IntercommunalityCA Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Justin Clairet
Area
1
8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
748
 • Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62213 /62144
Elevation79–152 m (259–499 ft)
(avg. 111 m or 364 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Carency is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

A farming village located 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Arras on the D58 road. Carency is also the name of the brook which constitutes the course upstream of the Deûle river and which flows through the village.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Carency
Year1962196819751982199019992004
Population491507525552711673700
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St Aignan, rebuilt, along with most of the village, after the destruction of World War I.
  • Vestiges of a 13th-century castle.
Carency was heavily damaged during World War I. This image shows it after it was recaptured by French troops.

Notable people[edit]

François Faber, winner of the 1909 Tour de France, died here fighting in the Second Battle of Artois, on 9 May 1915, during World War I.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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