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Coat of arms of Essars
Coat of arms
Essars is located in France
Coordinates: 50°32′52″N 2°39′55″E / 50.5478°N 2.6653°E / 50.5478; 2.6653Coordinates: 50°32′52″N 2°39′55″E / 50.5478°N 2.6653°E / 50.5478; 2.6653
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Béthune-Est
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Malbranque
 • Land1 3.72 km2 (1.44 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 1,732
 • Population2 density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62310 / 62400
Elevation 18–23 m (59–75 ft)
(avg. 21 m or 69 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.

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


A farming and boat building village suburb to the northeast of Béthune and 20 miles (32.2 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D171 and the D945 roads. The Canal d’Aire and the Lawe River separate the commune from Bethune.


Historical population of Essars
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 901 1175 1151 1683 1919 1732
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Jacques, dating from the twentieth century.

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