Douchy-les-Mines

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Douchy-les-Mines
One of the mine buildings in Douchy-les-Mines
One of the mine buildings in Douchy-les-Mines
Coat of arms of Douchy-les-Mines
Coat of arms
Location of Douchy-les-Mines
Douchy-les-Mines is located in France
Douchy-les-Mines
Douchy-les-Mines
Douchy-les-Mines is located in Hauts-de-France
Douchy-les-Mines
Douchy-les-Mines
Coordinates: 50°18′08″N 3°23′38″E / 50.3022°N 3.3939°E / 50.3022; 3.3939Coordinates: 50°18′08″N 3°23′38″E / 50.3022°N 3.3939°E / 50.3022; 3.3939
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Valenciennes
Canton Denain
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de la Porte du Hainaut
Government
 • Mayor (2017-2020) Michel Véniat
Area
1
9.27 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
10,765
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59179 /59282
Elevation 27–80 m (89–262 ft)
(avg. 58 m or 190 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Douchy-les-Mines is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Geography

Douchy-les-Mines located near the A2 motorway between Valenciennes and Cambrai. It is a part of the urban area of Denain.

Demography and culture

In 2015, Douchy-les-Mines had 10,783 inhabitants, an increase of 3.43% compared to 2010.

The city has two cinemas (Cinéma Jean Renoir and Le Cinéma de l'Imaginaire) and it hosts the Regional Centre of Photography.[2]

Landmarks

  • Maingoval Park (Parc Maingoval)
  • Le Château de la Barbière

Notable people

  • Charles Alexandre Crauk, painter (1819-1905)
  • Jean-Baptiste Dupilet, French politician (1880-1952)
  • Robert Mintkewicz, bicycle racer (born 1947)

Heraldry

Arms of Douchy-les-Mines
The arms of Douchy-les-Mines are blazoned :
Barry argent and azure, 2 sea-bass addorsed Or. (the fish are called bar in French)



International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Douchy-les-Mines is twinned with

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

Notes

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "CRP/ Centre régional de la photographie Hauts-de-France". www.crp.photo. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  3. ^ "Mielec- Miasta Partnerskie" [Mielec - Partnership Cities]. Oficjalny serwis Urzędu Miejskiego w Mielcu [Mielec City Council] Flag of Poland.svg (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-08-25.


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