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The centre of Thélus
The centre of Thélus
Coat of arms of Thélus
Coat of arms
Thélus is located in France
Coordinates: 50°21′20″N 2°48′05″E / 50.3556°N 2.8014°E / 50.3556; 2.8014Coordinates: 50°21′20″N 2°48′05″E / 50.3556°N 2.8014°E / 50.3556; 2.8014
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Arras-2
Intercommunality Arras
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Milleville
Area1 8.99 km2 (3.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,204
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62810 /62580
Elevation 88–143 m (289–469 ft)
(avg. 121 m or 397 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.

Thélus is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. It is located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) southeast 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.[1]


Thélus lies 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Arras, at the junction of the N17 and D49 roads. Junction 7 of the A26 autoroute is less than a mile away.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
659 703 853 887 998 1022 1204
Census count starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

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  1. ^ "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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