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Coordinates: 50°21′20″N 2°48′05″E / 50.3556°N 2.8014°E / 50.3556; 2.8014Coordinates: 50°21′20″N 2°48′05″E / 50.3556°N 2.8014°E / 50.3556; 2.8014

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Vimy
Intercommunality Arras
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Milleville
 • Land1 8.99 km2 (3.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,204
 • Population2 density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62810 / 62580
Elevation 88–143 m (289–469 ft)
(avg. 121 m or 397 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.

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


Thélus lies 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Arras, at the junction of the N17 and D49 roads. Junction 7 of the A26 autoroute is less than a mile away. The commune was at the heart of the battle of Vimy Ridge.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
659 703 853 887 998 1022 1204
Census count starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Nine Elms CWGC cemetery
  • Zivy Crater CWGC cemetery
  • Lichfield Crater CWGC cemetery
  • Bois-Carré CWGC cemetery
  • The CWGC military cemetery at Thélus
  • The communal cemetery
  • Thélus on the Quid website (French)
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