Souchez is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. It is located 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) northwest of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial dedicated to the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the missing First World War Canadian soldiers with no known grave; the Memorial is also the site of two Canadian cemeteries.
The Souchez river
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Marie Alexandre|
|6.75 km2 (2.61 sq mi)|
|• Density||380/km2 (980/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||62–157 m (203–515 ft) |
(avg. 97 m or 318 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interestEdit
- 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
- The nearby Canadian National Vimy Memorial
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- Official commune website (in French)
- Zouave Valley CWGC cemetery
- Souchez Cabaret-Rouge CWGC cemetery
- Souchez on the Quid website (in French)
- Webpage about the monument dedicated to General Barbot (in French)
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