Estrée-Cauchy

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Estrée-Cauchy
Commune
The town hall of Estrée-Cauchy
The town hall of Estrée-Cauchy
Coat of arms of Estrée-Cauchy
Coat of arms
Estrée-Cauchy is located in France
Estrée-Cauchy
Estrée-Cauchy
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Estrée-Cauchy is located in Hauts-de-France
Estrée-Cauchy
Estrée-Cauchy
Coordinates: 50°23′55″N 2°36′37″E / 50.3986°N 2.6103°E / 50.3986; 2.6103Coordinates: 50°23′55″N 2°36′37″E / 50.3986°N 2.6103°E / 50.3986; 2.6103
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonBruay-la-Buissière
IntercommunalityCA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Colette Buirette
Area13.89 km2 (1.50 sq mi)
Population (1999)2321
 • Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code62314 /62690
Elevation118–171 m (387–561 ft)
(avg. 159 m or 522 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming village some 12 miles (19.3 km) to the northwest of Arras and 11 miles (17.7 km) south of Béthune, on the D341 road.

It is one of many villages in the north of France bearing the name Estrées. The etymology of the name is from strata (cognate of English "street"), the word for the stone-layered Roman roads in the area (some of which turned into modern highways). Hence Estreti, village on the road which developed into Estrées.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Estrée-Cauchy
Year196219681975198219901999
Population206276288309320321
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.Pierre, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The ruins of a fifteenth-century chateau.

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