Sallaumines

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Sallaumines
Town hall of Sallaumines
Town hall of Sallaumines
Sallaumines is located in France
Sallaumines
Sallaumines
Coordinates: 50°25′13″N 2°51′47″E / 50.4203°N 2.8631°E / 50.4203; 2.8631Coordinates: 50°25′13″N 2°51′47″E / 50.4203°N 2.8631°E / 50.4203; 2.8631
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Lens-Est
Intercommunality Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gilbert Rolos
Area
 • Land1 3.82 km2 (1.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 10,517
 • Population2 density 2,800/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62771 / 62430
Elevation 27–54 m (89–177 ft)
(avg. 43 m or 141 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.

Sallaumines is a commune of northern France.

Administration[edit]

Sallaumines is located in the Pas-de-Calais department. It belongs to the Lens-Liévin intercommunality which consists of 36 communes, with a total population of 250,000 inhabitants.

History[edit]

The history of the area remains marked by the Courrières mine disaster which caused 1099 deaths on 10 March 1906 on the territories of Billy-Montigny, Méricourt and Sallaumines.

On 18 June, 1916 Max Immelmann, the first German World War I flying ace, was killed by the British 25 Squadron Royal Flying Corps while flying over the area.

Geography[edit]

Its nearby communes are Méricourt to the southeast, Avion to the southwest, Lens to the west, Loison-sous-Lens to the north, Harnes to the northeast and Montigny-en-Gohelle to the east.

Transportation[edit]

The A21 motorway passes north of the town. Sallaumines has a train station (Gare de Sallaumines) on the line from Lens to Lille, and another one (Gare de Pont-de-Sallaumines) on the line from Lens to Valenciennes.

Twin towns[edit]

  • Slovenia Trbovlje, central-eastern Slovenia. The two mining places are twins since 1964. There is a street in Sallaumines named Trbovlje, and a street in Trbovlje named Sallaumines. There are also regular exchanges of schoolchildren between them.[1]
  • Poland Wodzisław Śląski, Poland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogelj, Ajda (5 April 2013). "Ali ste vedeli ... da so ulico v Trbovljah poimenovali Sallaumines" [Did You Know... That a Street in Trbovlje Has Been Named Sallaumines]. Rodna gruda (in Slovene). Združenje Slovenska izseljenska matica. 

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