Cuinchy

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

Cuinchy
The town hall of Cuinchy

Coat of arms
Location of Cuinchy
Cuinchy
Cuinchy
Coordinates: 50°31′12″N 2°44′58″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonDouvrin
IntercommunalityCA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Dominique Delecourt
Area
1
4.15 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,761
  Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62262 /62149
Elevation19–35 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.

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.[2]

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
Year196219681975198219901999
Population134014201538155116461666
From the year 1962 on: No double countingresidents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. Oram, Richard D. (22 September 2005), "Quincy, Saer de, earl of Winchester (d. 1219)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, retrieved 12 April 2018


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