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Coordinates: 50°18′10″N 2°52′21″E / 50.3028°N 2.8725°E / 50.3028; 2.8725Coordinates: 50°18′10″N 2°52′21″E / 50.3028°N 2.8725°E / 50.3028; 2.8725

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Arras-Sud
Intercommunality Communauté urbaine d'Arras
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Géry Coulon
 • Land1 8.64 km2 (3.34 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 1,071
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62323 / 62118
Elevation 45–102 m (148–335 ft)
(avg. 67 m or 220 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.

Fampoux is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


A farming village situated 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Arras, on the D42 road. The A1 autoroute passes by the village about half a mile away.


Historical population of Fampoux
Year 196219681975198219901999
Population 9469461199112310161071
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

Notable people

The poet Paul Verlaine spent his holidays here for several years, as his mother’s family were from Fampoux. A street and the village school bear his name.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • The CWGC cemetery at Fampoux
  • Fampoux on the Quid website (French)
  • South Africans buried in Fampoux British Cemetery
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