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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Éleu-dit-Leauwette
Coat of arms
Éleu-dit-Leauwette is located in France
Coordinates: 50°25′18″N 2°48′43″E / 50.4217°N 2.8119°E / 50.4217; 2.8119Coordinates: 50°25′18″N 2°48′43″E / 50.4217°N 2.8119°E / 50.4217; 2.8119
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Liévin
Intercommunality CA Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Pruneau
Area1 1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi)
Population (2004)2 3,135
 • Density 2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62291 /62300
Elevation 31–66 m (102–217 ft)
(avg. 44 m or 144 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.

Éleu-dit-Leauwette is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


A suburban township, situated just 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the centre of Lens, at the junction of the D55, D58 and the A211 autoroute.


Completely destroyed during World War I and awarded the Croix de Guerre in 1920, this town was once home to many coal miners but is now a light industrial and dormitory commune.


Historical population of Éleu-dit-Leauwette
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2004
Population 2813 2967 2878 3710 3402 3107 3135
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.Pierre
  • The church of St.Pierre, rebuilt after the First World War.
  • Parts of the walls of an old castle.
  • The war memorial.

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