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The Souchez river
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Marie Alexandre|
|• Land1||6.75 km2 (2.61 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||350/km2 (900/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62801 / 62153|
|Elevation||62–157 m (203–515 ft)
(avg. 97 m or 318 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.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- The Basilica de Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, built in 1932, by the architect Louis Cordonnier. It overlooks Souchez, but is in fact located on the territory of the neighboring commune Ablain-Saint-Nazaire.
- The church of St.Nicolas, rebuilt, as was most of the village, after World War I.
- The French and Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries.
- The war memorials.
- The museum and the Centre Européen de la Paix, all about the First World War
- Official commune website (French)
- Zouave Valley CWGC cemetery
- Souchez Cabaret-Rouge CWGC cemetery
- Souchez on the Quid website (French)
- Webpage about the monument dedicated to General Barbot (French)
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