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
 • Representative Jean-Pierre Corbisez
 • 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 former canton situated in the department of the Pas-de-Calais and in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of northern France. It was disbanded following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015.


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.


The canton comprised 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 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