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Coordinates: 50°16′14″N 2°53′39″E / 50.2705555556°N 2.89416666667°E / 50.2705555556; 2.89416666667

Commune of Monchy-le-Preux

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Stone marking the limit of the German advance in World War I
Location
Monchy-le-Preux is located in France
Monchy-le-Preux
Administration
Country France
Region Blason Nord-Pas-De-Calais.svg Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas de Calais Arms.svg Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Vitry-en-Artois
Intercommunality Communauté urbaine d'Arras
Mayor Michel Zéchel
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 52–113 m (170–370 ft)
(avg. 107 m/350 ft)
Land area1 9.26 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population2 518  (2006)
 - Density 56 /km2 (150 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 62582/ 62118
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Monchy-le-Preux is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

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Geography

Monchy-le-Preux is situated 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Arras, at the junction of the D33 and the D339 roads. Junction 15 of the A1 autoroute is just a mile away.

History

Monchy was an important strategic position near to Arras during the 1914-18 war and bloody fighting ensued around the village. It was from here that the Germans bombarded Arras and destroyed the belltower. Just outside Monchy, on the D939, a carved stone marks the boundary of the advancing German army during the First World War.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
437 465 423 455 487 521 518
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

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