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Bouchain is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Bouchain
Commune
Bouchain - l'Escaut.JPG
Coat of arms of Bouchain
Coat of arms
Bouchain is located in France
Bouchain
Bouchain
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Bouchain is located in Hauts-de-France
Bouchain
Bouchain
Coordinates: 50°17′04″N 3°19′04″E / 50.2844°N 3.3178°E / 50.2844; 3.3178Coordinates: 50°17′04″N 3°19′04″E / 50.2844°N 3.3178°E / 50.2844; 3.3178
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Valenciennes
Canton Denain
Intercommunality Porte du Hainaut
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques-Pierre Boltz
Area1 12.39 km2 (4.78 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 4,085
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 59092 /59111
Elevation 31–100 m (102–328 ft)
(avg. 38 m or 125 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.

It lies halfway between Cambrai and Valenciennes. Bouchain, seat of the early medieval County of Ostrevent, was taken by Arnulf I, Count of Flanders, in the 10th century and eventually subsumed into the County of Hainaut.

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PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1800 1,128—    
1806 1,102−2.3%
1821 1,198+8.7%
1831 1,183−1.3%
1836 1,148−3.0%
1841 1,401+22.0%
1846 1,463+4.4%
1851 1,577+7.8%
1856 1,632+3.5%
1861 1,501−8.0%
1866 1,504+0.2%
1872 1,607+6.8%
1876 1,685+4.9%
1881 1,763+4.6%
1886 1,859+5.4%
1891 1,405−24.4%
1896 1,527+8.7%
1901 1,760+15.3%
1906 1,716−2.5%
1911 2,214+29.0%
1921 1,732−21.8%
1926 2,076+19.9%
1931 2,434+17.2%
1936 2,402−1.3%
1946 2,421+0.8%
1954 2,812+16.2%
1962 3,505+24.6%
1968 3,916+11.7%
1975 4,826+23.2%
1982 4,543−5.9%
1990 4,317−5.0%
1999 4,283−0.8%
2006 4,187−2.2%
2009 4,085−2.4%

International relationsEdit

It is twinned with Halesworth and Eitorf

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Bouchain are blazoned :
Argent, a tower gules. (form of the tower varies)



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