Coordinates: 50°31′12″N 2°44′58″E / 50.52°N 2.7494°E / 50.52; 2.7494Coordinates: 50°31′12″N 2°44′58″E / 50.52°N 2.7494°E / 50.52; 2.7494
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Cambrin
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
  Mayor (20082014) Dominique Delecourt
Area1 4.15 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,666
  Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62262 / 62149
Elevation 19–35 m (62–115 ft)
(avg. 21 m or 69 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.

Cuinchy is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


A farming village some 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Béthune and 20 miles (32.2 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D166 and the D166E3 roads, by the banks of the Canal-d’Aire.


During the First World War, Cuinchy was on the front line between German and Allied forces and severely damaged. After the war, the church of St. Pierre was rebuilt, as was most of the village. Cuinchy also was the site of sustained underground fighting between German and British tunneling units.


Historical population of Cuinchy
From the year 1962 on: No double countingresidents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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