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Mairie de gouzeaucourt.jpg
Coat of arms of Gouzeaucourt
Coat of arms
Gouzeaucourt is located in France
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
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Cambrai
Canton Le Cateau-Cambrésis
Intercommunality Vacquerie
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Jacques Dromas
Area1 12.11 km2 (4.68 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,254
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59269 /59231
Elevation 95–137 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]


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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