Vaulx-Vraucourt

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Vaulx-Vraucourt
The church of Vaulx-Vraucourt
The church of Vaulx-Vraucourt
Coat of arms of Vaulx-Vraucourt
Coat of arms
Location of Vaulx-Vraucourt
Vaulx-Vraucourt is located in France
Vaulx-Vraucourt
Vaulx-Vraucourt
Vaulx-Vraucourt is located in Hauts-de-France
Vaulx-Vraucourt
Vaulx-Vraucourt
Coordinates: 50°08′50″N 2°54′34″E / 50.1472°N 2.9094°E / 50.1472; 2.9094Coordinates: 50°08′50″N 2°54′34″E / 50.1472°N 2.9094°E / 50.1472; 2.9094
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementArras
CantonBapaume
IntercommunalityCC Sud-Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Hémar
Area
1
14.11 km2 (5.45 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,031
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62839 /62159
Elevation83–122 m (272–400 ft)
(avg. 112 m or 367 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Vaulx-Vraucourt is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

Vaulx-Vraucourt lies 15 miles (24.1 km) southeast of Arras and about 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Bapaume, at the junction of the D20, D10E and D36 roads.

History[edit]

The commune name comes from the two hamlets that were combined into one commune in 1821.
The village was the site of heavy fighting during World War I. Major battles occurred in this area in 1917 and 1918. Four military cemeteries are located in and around the village, containing the graves of soldiers from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Vaulx-Vraucourt
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population1040104710211075113311101072
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.

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