Auchy-les-Mines

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Auchy-les-Mines
Commune
The town hall of Auchy-les-Mines
The town hall of Auchy-les-Mines
Coat of arms of Auchy-les-Mines
Coat of arms
Auchy-les-Mines is located in France
Auchy-les-Mines
Auchy-les-Mines
Coordinates: 50°30′46″N 2°47′05″E / 50.5128°N 2.7847°E / 50.5128; 2.7847Coordinates: 50°30′46″N 2°47′05″E / 50.5128°N 2.7847°E / 50.5128; 2.7847
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Douvrin
Intercommunality Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Clarisse
Area1 5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 4,459
 • Density 870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62051 /62138
Elevation 23–37 m (75–121 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 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.

Auchy-les-Mines is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. Until 1926 it was named Auchy-lez-La-Bassée.

Geography[edit]

A small ex-coal mining town, now mostly a light engineering and farming commune, situated 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Béthune and 12 miles (19.3 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the N41 and the D163 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 3,827 —    
1968 3,989 +4.2%
1975 3,785 −5.1%
1982 3,664 −3.2%
1990 4,076 +11.2%
1999 4,459 +9.4%
2009 4,459 +0.0%

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