Morval
The church bells of Morval
Coat of arms
Location of Morval
Morval
Morval
Morval
Morval
Coordinates: 50°01′55″N 2°52′24″E / 50.0319°N 2.8733°E / 50.0319; 2.8733Coordinates: 50°01′55″N 2°52′24″E / 50.0319°N 2.8733°E / 50.0319; 2.8733
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementArras
CantonBapaume
IntercommunalityCC Sud-Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Poutrain
Area
1
2.39 km2 (0.92 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2017)[1]
94
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62593 /62450
Elevation108–152 m (354–499 ft)
(avg. 151 m or 495 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography

Morval is located 30 km (19 mi) south of Arras, on the D11 road, completely surrounded by the department of the Somme. The junction between A1 and A2 autoroutes is less than 1.5 km (0.93 mi) away.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
196885—    
197584−0.17%
198294+1.62%
199095+0.13%
199991−0.48%
200785−0.85%
2012102+3.71%
201794−1.62%
Source: INSEE[2]

History

Morval in ruins during World War I
Morval in ruins during World War I

The Battle of Morval, a British offensive action, occurred as part of the larger Battle of the Somme in September. It destroyed Morval and nearby villages.

The village, including the church of St. Vaast, was rebuilt after World War I. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries in Morval hold the graves of 54 British soldiers, while the Community cemetery includes the graves of two airmen.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE