Cuinchy

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Cuinchy
Commune
The town hall of Cuinchy
The town hall of Cuinchy
Coat of arms of Cuinchy
Coat of arms
Cuinchy is located in France
Cuinchy
Cuinchy
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Cuinchy is located in Hauts-de-France
Cuinchy
Cuinchy
Coordinates: 50°31′12″N 2°44′58″E / 50.52°N 2.7494°E / 50.52; 2.7494Coordinates: 50°31′12″N 2°44′58″E / 50.52°N 2.7494°E / 50.52; 2.7494
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Douvrin
Intercommunality CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique Delecourt
Area1 4.15 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,666
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 62262 /62149
Elevation 19–35 m (62–115 ft)
(avg. 21 m or 69 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.

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

Geography

A farming village some 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Béthune and 20 miles (32.2 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D166 and the D166E3 roads, by the banks of the Canal-d’Aire.

History

The village was the source of the de Quincy family, who played a major part in the history of medieval England and Scotland.[1]

During the First World War, Cuinchy was on the front line between German and Allied forces and severely damaged. After the war, the church of St. Pierre was rebuilt, as was most of the village. Cuinchy also was the site of sustained underground fighting between German and British tunneling units.

Population

Historical population of Cuinchy
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 1340 1420 1538 1551 1646 1666
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

See also

References

  1. ^ Oram, Richard D. (22 September 2005), "Quincy, Saer de, earl of Winchester (d. 1219)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, retrieved 12 April 2018 
  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • The Guards’ cemetery, Windy Corner
  • Woburn Abbey CWGC cemetery
  • The CWGC graveyard in the communal cemetery
  • Cuinchy on the Quid website (in French)


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