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The Souchez river
The Souchez river
Coat of arms of Souchez
Coat of arms
Location of Souchez
Souchez is located in France
Souchez is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°23′29″N 2°44′37″E / 50.3914°N 2.7436°E / 50.3914; 2.7436Coordinates: 50°23′29″N 2°44′37″E / 50.3914°N 2.7436°E / 50.3914; 2.7436
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Bully-les-Mines
Intercommunality CA Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Alexandre
6.75 km2 (2.61 sq mi)
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62801 /62153
Elevation 62–157 m (203–515 ft)
(avg. 97 m or 318 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.

Souchez is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. It is located 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) northwest 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]


Souchez lies 8 miles (12.9 km) north of Arras, at the junction of the D937, D57 and D58 roads. The small river Souchez, a tributary of the Deûle, flows through the town.


Historical population of Souchez
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1652 1800 1862 1872 2031 2176 2337
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


  • INSEE commune file
  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.

External links

  • Official commune website (in French)
  • Zouave Valley CWGC cemetery
  • Souchez Cabaret-Rouge CWGC cemetery
  • Souchez on the Quid website (in French)
  • Webpage about the monument dedicated to General Barbot (in French)

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