The town hall of Fampoux
|Intercommunality||Communauté urbaine d'Arras|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Géry Coulon|
|8.64 km2 (3.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
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.
|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
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery.
- The church of St. Vaast, rebuilt along with most of the village, after World War I.
- The remnants of an old chateau.
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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- The CWGC cemetery at Fampoux
- Fampoux on the Quid website ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- South Africans buried in Fampoux British Cemetery
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