Douchy-les-Mines

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Douchy-les-Mines
Douchy-les-Mines - Fosse Boca des mines de Douchy (A).JPG
Coat of arms of Douchy-les-Mines
Coat of arms
Location of Douchy-les-Mines
Douchy-les-Mines is located in France
Douchy-les-Mines
Douchy-les-Mines
Douchy-les-Mines is located in Hauts-de-France
Douchy-les-Mines
Douchy-les-Mines
Coordinates: 50°18′08″N 3°23′38″E / 50.3022°N 3.3939°E / 50.3022; 3.3939Coordinates: 50°18′08″N 3°23′38″E / 50.3022°N 3.3939°E / 50.3022; 3.3939
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementValenciennes
CantonDenain
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération de la Porte du Hainaut
Government
 • Mayor (2017-2020) Michel Véniat
Area
1
9.27 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population
(2015)2
10,783
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59179 /59282
Elevation27–80 m (89–262 ft)
(avg. 58 m or 190 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.

Douchy-les-Mines is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Geography[edit]

Douchy-les-Mines located near the A2 motorway between Valenciennes and Cambrai. It is a part of the urban area of Denain.

Demography and culture[edit]

In 2015, Douchy-les-Mines had 10,783 inhabitants, an increase of 3.43% compared to 2010.

The city has two cinemas (Cinéma Jean Renoir and Le Cinéma de l'Imaginaire) and it hosts the Regional Centre of Photography.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

  • Maingoval Park (Parc Maingoval)
  • Le Château de la Barbière

Notable people[edit]

  • Charles Alexandre Crauk, painter (1819-1905)
  • Jean-Baptiste Dupilet, French politician (1880-1952)
  • Robert Mintkewicz, bicycle racer (born 1947)

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Douchy-les-Mines
The arms of Douchy-les-Mines are blazoned :
Barry argent and azure, 2 sea-bass addorsed Or. (the fish are called bar in French)



International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Douchy-les-Mines is twinned with

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "CRP/ Centre régional de la photographie Hauts-de-France". www.crp.photo. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  2. ^ "Mielec- Miasta Partnerskie" [Mielec - Partnership Cities]. Oficjalny serwis Urzędu Miejskiego w Mielcu [Mielec City Council] Flag of Poland.svg (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-08-25.