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The Souchez river
The Souchez river
Souchez is located in France
Coordinates: 50°23′29″N 2°44′37″E / 50.3914°N 2.7436°E / 50.3914; 2.7436Coordinates: 50°23′29″N 2°44′37″E / 50.3914°N 2.7436°E / 50.3914; 2.7436
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Vimy
Intercommunality Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Alexandre
Area1 6.75 km2 (2.61 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,337
 • 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.

Souchez is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


Souchez lies 8 miles (12.9 km) north of Arras, at the junction of the D937, D57 and D58 roads. The small river Souchez, a tributary of the Deûle, flows through the town.


Historical population of Souchez
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1652 1800 1862 1872 2031 2176 2337
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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