Canton of Rouvroy

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Canton of Rouvroy
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 Rouvroy
Communes 3
Government
 • Representative Dominique Watrin
Area¹
 • Total 17.35 km2 (6.70 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 19,628
 • Density 1,377.75/km2 (3,568.4/sq mi)
Cantonal code 62 67
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

The Canton of Rouvroy is a canton situated in the department of the Pas-de-Calais and in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of northern France.
By order of the prefect of the region, on October 18, 2006, the township was attached to the arrondissement of Lens rather than that of Arras with effect from 1 January 2007.

Geography[edit]

The canton is organised around Rouvroy in the arrondissement of Lens. The altitude varies from 31 m (Méricourt) to 68 m (Drocourt) for an average altitude of 62 m.

Composition[edit]

The canton comprises 3 communes and a total of 19,628 inhabitants (census of 1999, without double counting).

Demographic Composition
Commune Population Post Code INSEE Code
Drocourt 3104 62320 62277
Méricourt (1) 11723 62680 62570
Rouvroy 9077 62320 62724

(1) only a fraction of the commune.

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Coordinates: 50°23′54″N 2°54′06″E / 50.39833°N 2.90167°E / 50.39833; 2.90167