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Azincourt

Azincourt (historically, Agincourt in English) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography

Situated 12 miles (20km) north-west of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise on the D71 road.

History

Azincourt is famous as the site of the battle fought on 25 October 1415 in which the army led by King Henry V of England defeated the forces led by Charles d'Albret on behalf of Charles VI of France, and recorded in English history as the Battle of Agincourt.

Population

Population Evolution
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2005
213 220 210 228 250 276 286
Census count starting from 1962 : Population without double counting

Places of interest

The original battlefield museum in the village featured model knights made out of Action Man figures. However, this has now been replaced by a more professional exhibition space incorporating laser, video, slide shows, audio commentaries, and some interactive elements. The museum building is shaped like one of the many longbows famously deployed at the battle by King Henry's archers.
The village holds a festival in every other year, commemorating the battle and featuring various stalls and displays. The latest was held on July 21 through July 22 2007.

Azincourt is twinned with the English village of Middleham in North Yorkshire.

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