Cuinchy

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Cuinchy
The town hall of Cuinchy
The town hall of Cuinchy
Coat of arms of Cuinchy
Coat of arms
Cuinchy is located in 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
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Douvrin
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique Delecourt
Area1 4.15 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,666
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62262 /62149
Elevation 19–35 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Cuinchy 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]

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 tunneling units.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Cuinchy
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 1340 1420 1538 1551 1646 1666
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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