Wingles

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Wingles
Wingles is located in France
Wingles
Wingles
Coordinates: 50°29′41″N 2°51′22″E / 50.4947°N 2.8561°E / 50.4947; 2.8561Coordinates: 50°29′41″N 2°51′22″E / 50.4947°N 2.8561°E / 50.4947; 2.8561
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Wingles
Intercommunality Lesn-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Dassonvalle
Area1 5.93 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 8,273
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62895 / 62410
Elevation 14–36 m (46–118 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 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.

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

Geography[edit]

An ex-coalmining area, now a farming and light industrial town, Wingles lies 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Lens, at the junction of the N47, D39 and the D165 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Wingles
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 8560 8946 8348 8472 8742 8691 8273
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.Leger, rebuilt along with the rest of the town, after World War I.

Notable people[edit]

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