Billy-Montigny

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Billy-Montigny
Survivors Way that links the necropolis of Méricourt to pit no. 2 at Billy-Montigny
Survivors Way that links the necropolis of Méricourt to pit no. 2 at Billy-Montigny
Coat of arms of Billy-Montigny
Coat of arms
Billy-Montigny is located in France
Billy-Montigny
Billy-Montigny
Coordinates: 50°27′07″N 2°54′46″E / 50.4519°N 2.9128°E / 50.4519; 2.9128Coordinates: 50°27′07″N 2°54′46″E / 50.4519°N 2.9128°E / 50.4519; 2.9128
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Noyelles-sous-Lens
Intercommunality Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bruno Troni
Area
 • Land1 2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 8,104
 • Population2 density 3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62133 / 62420
Elevation 24–45 m (79–148 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.

Billy-Montigny is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France.

Geography[edit]

An ex-coalmining industrial town situated just 4 miles (6.4 km) east of the centre of Lens at the junction of the N43 and D46 roads. The coal lasted just over 100 years, the last pits closing in the 1960s.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 9,510 —    
1968 10,077 +6.0%
1975 8,834 −12.3%
1982 7,682 −13.0%
1990 8,126 +5.8%
1999 8,396 +3.3%
2005 8,449 +0.6%
2009 8,104 −4.1%

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History[edit]

The history of the area remains marked by the Courrières mine disaster which resulted in 1,099 casualties on 10 March 1906 in the area of the communes of Billy-Montigny, Méricourt and Sallaumines.

Personalities[edit]

Georges Lech and Bernard Lech, footballers.

International relations[edit]

The commune is twinned with:

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