The church of Marœuil
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Daniel Damart|
|Area1||11.82 km2 (4.56 sq mi)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62557 /62161|
|Elevation||58–117 m (190–384 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 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.
Marœuil is a large farming and light industrial village situated 4 miles (6 km) northwest of Arras, at the junction of the D55, D56 and the D60E roads.
First recorded as Maraculum around 680, then as Maroel in 1104, Maroeul in 1307 and finally as Marœuil in 1670.
A church was first built here by St.Bertille around the year 697.
|Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- The church of St.Bertille, dating from the nineteenth century.
- Two 18th century chapels.
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries.
- The remains of an ancient abbey, including underground passages.
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- Official Web site (in French)
- The CWGC cemetery
- The CWGC communal cemetery
- Marœuil on the Quid website (in French)
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