Douchy-les-Mines

Douchy-les-Mines (French pronunciation: ​[duʃi le min]) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Douchy-les-Mines
One of the mine buildings in Douchy-les-Mines
One of the mine buildings in Douchy-les-Mines
Coat of arms of Douchy-les-Mines
Coat of arms
Location of Douchy-les-Mines
Douchy-les-Mines is located in France
Douchy-les-Mines
Douchy-les-Mines
Douchy-les-Mines is located in Hauts-de-France
Douchy-les-Mines
Douchy-les-Mines
Coordinates: 50°18′08″N 3°23′38″E / 50.3022°N 3.3939°E / 50.3022; 3.3939Coordinates: 50°18′08″N 3°23′38″E / 50.3022°N 3.3939°E / 50.3022; 3.3939
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementValenciennes
CantonDenain
IntercommunalityCA Porte du Hainaut
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Michel Véniat
Area
1
9.27 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
10,311
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59179 /59282
Elevation27–80 m (89–262 ft)
(avg. 58 m or 190 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

Douchy-les-Mines located near the A2 motorway between Valenciennes and Cambrai. It is a part of the urban area of Denain.

Demography and cultureEdit

In 2015, Douchy-les-Mines had 10,783 inhabitants, an increase of 3.43% compared to 2010.

The city has two cinemas (Cinéma Jean Renoir and Le Cinéma de l'Imaginaire) and it hosts the Regional Centre of Photography.[2]

LandmarksEdit

  • Maingoval Park (Parc Maingoval)
  • Le Château de la Barbière

Notable peopleEdit

  • Charles Alexandre Crauk, painter (1819-1905)
  • Jean-Baptiste Dupilet, French politician (1880-1952)
  • Robert Mintkewicz, bicycle racer (born 1947)

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Douchy-les-Mines are blazoned :
Barry argent and azure, 2 sea-bass addorsed Or. (the fish are called bar in French)



International relationsEdit

Douchy-les-Mines is twinned with:[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ "CRP/ Centre régional de la photographie Hauts-de-France". www.crp.photo. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  3. ^ "Jumelages". douchy-les-mines.com (in French). Douchy-les-Mines. Retrieved 2019-11-22.