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Pont de Râches.jpg
Coat of arms of Râches
Coat of arms
Râches is located in France
Coordinates: 50°25′03″N 3°08′15″E / 50.4175°N 3.1375°E / 50.4175; 3.1375Coordinates: 50°25′03″N 3°08′15″E / 50.4175°N 3.1375°E / 50.4175; 3.1375
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Douai
Canton Douai-Nord-Est
Intercommunality Douaisis
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Second
Area1 4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,813
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59486 /59194
Elevation 17–44 m (56–144 ft)
(avg. 21 m or 69 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.

Râches is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.


Arms of Râches
The arms of Râches are blazoned :
Or, a lion gules, armed and langued azure. (cf Pont-l'Abbé, Escarmain and Haussy)

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