The church of Vis-en-Artois
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Christian Thiévet|
|Area1||6.42 km2 (2.48 sq mi)|
|• Density||88/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62864 /62156|
|Elevation||46–88 m (151–289 ft)
(avg. 68 m or 223 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.
Vis-en-Artois is situated 8 miles (12.9 km) southeast of Arras, at the junction of the D939 and the D9 roads.
During the year 1918 the village was completely destroyed. The people who had not fled before the arrival of the invading troops were evacuated to Belgium.
On 24 September 1920, Vis-en-Artois received the Croix de Guerre.
|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 church of St.Martin, rebuilt, along with much of the village, after World War I.
- The war memorial, inaugurated on August 10, 1924.
- For the Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt see Haucourt.
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