|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Claude Lemaitre|
|• Land1||6.03 km2 (2.33 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||55/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62366 / 62150|
|Elevation||85–167 m (279–548 ft)
(avg. 93 m or 305 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.
A farming village situated some 10 miles (16.1 km) south of Béthune and 29 miles (46.7 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D73 and the D341 roads. A small stream, the ‘ruisseau Caucourt’, a tributary of the river Lawe, flows through the village.
|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
- ’Le Gal’, a sandstone rock chained to another on the village square.
- The church of St.Joseph, dating from the sixteenth century.
- The eighteenth-century chateau.
- Gauchin-Légal on the Quid website (French)
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