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Souchez

Souchez

Souchez is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais département in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

Souchez is a farming town, some north of Arras, at the junction of the D937, D57 and D58 roads. The small river Souchez, a tributary of the Deûle, flows through the town.

Population

Population Evolution
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2005
1652 1800 1862 1872 2031 2176 2296
Census count starting from 1962 : Population without double counting

Places of interest

  • The Basilica de Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, built in 1932, by the architect Louis Cordonnier. It overlooks Souchez, but is in fact located on the territory of the neighboring commune Ablain-Saint-Nazaire.
  • The church of St.Nicolas, rebuilt, as was most of the village, after World War I.
  • The French and Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries.
  • The war memorials.
  • The museum and the Centre Européen de la Paix, all about the First World War

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