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Coat of arms of Fampoux
Coat of arms
Fampoux is located in France
Coordinates: 50°18′10″N 2°52′21″E / 50.3028°N 2.8725°E / 50.3028; 2.8725Coordinates: 50°18′10″N 2°52′21″E / 50.3028°N 2.8725°E / 50.3028; 2.8725
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Arras-2
Intercommunality Communauté urbaine d'Arras
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Géry Coulon
Area1 8.64 km2 (3.34 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,071
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62323 /62118
Elevation 45–102 m (148–335 ft)
(avg. 67 m or 220 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.

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


A farming village situated 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Arras, on the D42 road. The A1 autoroute passes by the village about half a mile away.


Historical population of Fampoux
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 946 946 1199 1123 1016 1071
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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The poet Paul Verlaine spent his holidays here for several years, as his mother’s family were from Fampoux. A street and the village school bear his name.

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