Cuinchy

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Cuinchy
The town hall of Cuinchy
The town hall of Cuinchy
Coat of arms of Cuinchy
Location of Cuinchy
Cuinchy is located in France
Cuinchy
Cuinchy
Cuinchy is located in Hauts-de-France
Cuinchy
Cuinchy
Coordinates: 50°31′12″N 2°44′58″E / 50.52°N 2.7494°E / 50.52; 2.7494Coordinates: 50°31′12″N 2°44′58″E / 50.52°N 2.7494°E / 50.52; 2.7494
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonDouvrin
IntercommunalityCA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Dominique Delecourt[1]
Area
1
4.15 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
1,746
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62262 /62149
Elevation19–35 m (62–115 ft)
(avg. 21 m or 69 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Cuinchy [kɥɛ̃ʃi] is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

A farming village some 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Béthune and 20 miles (32.2 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D166 and the D166E3 roads, by the banks of the Canal-d’Aire.

History[edit]

The village was the source of the de Quincy family, who played a major part in the history of medieval England and Scotland.[3]

During the First World War, Cuinchy was on the front line between German and Allied forces and severely damaged. After the war, the church of St. Pierre was rebuilt, as was most of the village. Cuinchy also was the site of sustained underground fighting between German and British tunnelling units.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 1,420—    
1975 1,538+1.15%
1982 1,551+0.12%
1990 1,646+0.75%
1999 1,666+0.13%
2007 1,767+0.74%
2012 1,724−0.49%
2017 1,741+0.20%
Source: INSEE[4]

Places of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Oram, Richard D. (22 September 2005), "Quincy, Saer de, earl of Winchester (d. 1219)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/22967
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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