Canton of Courrières

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Canton of Courrières
French canton
Country France
Region Blason Nord-Pas-De-Calais.svg Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas de Calais Arms.svg Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Seat Courrières
Communes 2
Government
 • Representative Jean-Pierre Corbisez
Area¹
 • Total 14.15 km2 (5.46 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 21,119
 • Density 1,492.15/km2 (3,864.7/sq mi)
Cantonal code 62 59
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

The canton of Courrières is a canton situated in the department of the Pas-de-Calais and in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of northern France.

Geography[edit]

The canton is organised around Courrières in the arrondissement of Lens. The altitude varies from 22m to 38m (Courrières) for an average altitude of 26m.





Composition[edit]

The canton comprises 2 communes and a total of 21,119 inhabitants (census of 1999, without double counting).

Demographic Composition
Commune Population Post Code INSEE Code
Courrières 10 588 62710 62250
Oignies 10 531 62590 62637

Population[edit]

Population Evolution
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
19078 21859 24140 23158 22036 21119
Census count starting from 1962 : Population without double counting

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Coordinates: 50°27′45″N 2°58′03″E / 50.46250°N 2.96750°E / 50.46250; 2.96750