Sains-en-Gohelle

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Sains-en-Gohelle
Model of the Eiffel Tower at the crossroads
Model of the Eiffel Tower at the crossroads
Sains-en-Gohelle is located in France
Sains-en-Gohelle
Sains-en-Gohelle
Coordinates: 50°26′43″N 2°41′04″E / 50.4453°N 2.6844°E / 50.4453; 2.6844Coordinates: 50°26′43″N 2°41′04″E / 50.4453°N 2.6844°E / 50.4453; 2.6844
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Sains-en-Gohelle
Intercommunality Communaupole de Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Wéry
Area
 • Land1 5.73 km2 (2.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 3,106
 • Population2 density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62737 / 62114
Elevation 39–90 m (128–295 ft)
(avg. 79 m or 259 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.

Sains-en-Gohelle is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography[edit]

Sains-en-Gohelle is an ex-coalmining town, nowadays a farming and light industrial commune, 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of Lens, at the junction of the D937 and the D166 roads. The A26 autoroute passes through the town.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Sains-en-Gohelle
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 5250 5342 5189 5587 6034 6084 6106
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.Vaast, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The modern church of Saint Marguerite.

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