Gouzeaucourt

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Gouzeaucourt
Mairie de gouzeaucourt.jpg
Coat of arms of Gouzeaucourt
Coat of arms
Location of Gouzeaucourt
Gouzeaucourt is located in France
Gouzeaucourt
Gouzeaucourt
Gouzeaucourt is located in Hauts-de-France
Gouzeaucourt
Gouzeaucourt
Coordinates: 50°03′23″N 3°07′30″E / 50.0564°N 3.125°E / 50.0564; 3.125Coordinates: 50°03′23″N 3°07′30″E / 50.0564°N 3.125°E / 50.0564; 3.125
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementCambrai
CantonLe Cateau-Cambrésis
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération de Cambrai
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jacques Richard
Area
1
12.11 km2 (4.68 sq mi)
Population
(2015)2
1,578
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59269 /59231
Elevation95–137 m (312–449 ft)
(avg. 118 m or 387 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.

Gouzeaucourt is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.[1] It was the scene of fierce fighting during World War I, and is mentioned in the poem "The Irish Guards" by Rudyard Kipling. There are 916 casualties from several nations interred at the Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery.[2]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Gouzeaucourt
The arms of Gouzeaucourt are blazoned :

Azure, an inescutcheon argent. (Gouzeaucourt, Saint-Jean-de-Vals, Ramburelles, Saint-Menge, Colombey-les-Belles and Ostreville use the same arms.)



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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commune de Gouzeaucourt (59269)". France: INSEE. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery". Commonwealth War Grave Commission. Retrieved 1 July 2016.

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