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Givenchy-en-Gohelle

Givenchy-en-Gohelle
Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Coat of arms of Givenchy-en-Gohelle
Coat of arms
Givenchy-en-Gohelle is located in France
Givenchy-en-Gohelle
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Vimy
Intercommunality Communaupole de Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Robert Mieloch
Area1 5.95 km2 (2.30 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,051
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62371 / 62580
Elevation 48–148 m (157–486 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.

Givenchy-en-Gohelle is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Population 2
  • Places of interest 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Geography

Givenchy-en-Gohelle is a large farming village situated 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Arras, at the junction of the D51 and the D55 roads. Its neighboring communes are Souchez to the west, Angres to the northwest, Liévin to the north, Avion to the east and Vimy to the southeast.

The Bois de Givenchy or Givenchy Forest, covers much of the commune on its northern side. To further the agricultural range of products, the commune of Givenchy-en-Gohelle have planted grapes (chardonnay and pinot gris). The first grape harvest took place in 2000.

Population

Historical population of Givenchy-en-Gohelle
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 1508 1555 1627 1755 1973 2051
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

References

  • INSEE commune file
  1. ^ AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND FRANCE FOR THE CESSION TO CANADA OF THE FREE USE OF A PARCEL OF LAND ON VIMY RIDGE FOR THE ERECTION OF A MONUMENT TO THE MEMORY OF THE CANADIAN SOLDIERS WHO DIED ON THE FIELD OF HONOUR IN FRANCE IN THE COURSE OF THE WAR 1914-1918, Article 1

External links

  • The CWGC burials in the churchyard
  • The CWGC cemetery at Souchez
  • The Vimy Memorial on the CWGC site
  • Givenchy-en-Gohelle on the Quid website (French)
  • The local winegrowers' website (French)
  • Official commune website (French)
  • Regional website (French)
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