Labourse

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Labourse
Labourse is located in France
Labourse
Labourse
Coordinates: 50°29′56″N 2°40′51″E / 50.4989°N 2.6808°E / 50.4989; 2.6808Coordinates: 50°29′56″N 2°40′51″E / 50.4989°N 2.6808°E / 50.4989; 2.6808
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Nœux-les-Mines
Intercommunality Nœux et environs
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Dobrowolski
Area1 4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,190
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62480 / 62113
Elevation 18–44 m (59–144 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A large farming and light industrial village, situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Béthune and 22 miles (35.4 km) southwest of Lille on the D65 and the D943. The commune is also traversed by the A26 autoroute.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Labourse
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 2130 2201 1926 1711 2057 2028 2190
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]

  • A nineteenth-century chateau.
  • The church of St. Martin, rebuilt in the 16th century.
  • The chapel, rebuilt, along with most of the village, after World War I.
  • A museum, telling of the deportations of World War II.

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