Cuinchy

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Cuinchy
The town hall of Cuinchy
The town hall of Cuinchy
Coat of arms of Cuinchy
Coat of arms
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 (2008–2014) Dominique Delecourt
Area
1
4.15 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,761
 • 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.[2]

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
Year196219681975198219901999
Population134014201538155116461666
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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Oram, Richard D. (22 September 2005), "Quincy, Saer de, earl of Winchester (d. 1219)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, retrieved 12 April 2018

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