Stone marking the limit of the German advance in World War I
|Intercommunality||Communauté urbaine d'Arras|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Michel Zéchel|
|Area1||9.26 km2 (3.58 sq mi)|
|• Density||56/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62582 / 62118|
|Elevation||52–113 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.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
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.
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.
|Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery.
- The church of St.Martin, rebuilt along with much of the village, after World War I.
- Monchy-le-Preux (Newfoundland) Memorial commemorating the sacrifice of the soldiers of the Newfoundland Regiment on 14 April 1917.
- Two chapels.
- Remains of an old chateau.
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