Souchez

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Souchez
The Souchez river
The Souchez river
Coat of arms of Souchez
Coat of arms
Location of Souchez
Souchez is located in France
Souchez
Souchez
Souchez is located in Hauts-de-France
Souchez
Souchez
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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementLens
CantonBully-les-Mines
IntercommunalityCA Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Alexandre
Area
1
6.75 km2 (2.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,547
 • Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62801 /62153
Elevation62–157 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.

Souchez is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. It is located 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) northwest of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial dedicated to the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the missing First World War Canadian soldiers with no known grave; the Memorial is also the site of two Canadian cemeteries.[2]

Geography[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Souchez
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population1652180018621872203121762337
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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France". The Great War UK. The Great War UK. 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2017. The ridge runs in a direction from Givenchy-en-Gohelle in the north-west to Farbus in the south-east.

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