Dourges

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Dourges
Coat of arms of Dourges
Coat of arms
Dourges is located in France
Dourges
Dourges
Coordinates: 50°26′13″N 2°59′15″E / 50.4369°N 2.9875°E / 50.4369; 2.9875Coordinates: 50°26′13″N 2°59′15″E / 50.4369°N 2.9875°E / 50.4369; 2.9875
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Leforest
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération d'Hénin-Carvin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Defrancq
Area
 • Land1 10.48 km2 (4.05 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Population2 5,704
 • Population2 density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62274 / 62119
Elevation 23–35 m (75–115 ft)
(avg. 29 m or 95 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.

Dourges is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

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An ex-coalmining commune, now a light industrial and farming town, situated some 8 miles (12.9 km) east of Lens, at junction 17 of the A21 and the A1 autoroutes. The canalized Deule river flows through the commune.

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Historical population of Dourges
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2004
Population 5162 5746 5402 5201 5806 5676 5704
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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