Monchy-le-Preux

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Monchy-le-Preux
Stone marking the limit of the German advance in World War I
Stone marking the limit of the German advance in World War I
Coat of arms of Monchy-le-Preux
Coat of arms
Location of Monchy-le-Preux
Monchy-le-Preux is located in France
Monchy-le-Preux
Monchy-le-Preux
Monchy-le-Preux is located in Hauts-de-France
Monchy-le-Preux
Monchy-le-Preux
Coordinates: 50°16′14″N 2°53′39″E / 50.2706°N 2.8942°E / 50.2706; 2.8942Coordinates: 50°16′14″N 2°53′39″E / 50.2706°N 2.8942°E / 50.2706; 2.8942
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementArras
CantonArras-2
IntercommunalityCommunauté urbaine d'Arras
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Zéchel
Area
1
9.26 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
719
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62582 /62118
Elevation52–113 m (171–371 ft)
(avg. 107 m or 351 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Monchy-le-Preux is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

Monchy-le-Preux is situated 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Arras, at the junction of the D33 and the D339 roads. Junction 15 of the A1 autoroute is just a mile away.

History[edit]

Monchy was an important strategic position near to Arras during the 1914-18 war and bloody fighting ensued around the village. During the Battle of Arras it was from here that the Germans bombarded Arras and destroyed the belltower. Just outside Monchy, on the D939, a carved Vauthier Stone marks the boundary of the advancing German army during the First World War.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
437 465 423 455 487 521 518
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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