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The church of Cambrin
The church of Cambrin
Coat of arms of Cambrin
Coat of arms
Cambrin is located in France
Coordinates: 50°30′43″N 2°44′36″E / 50.5119°N 2.7433°E / 50.5119; 2.7433Coordinates: 50°30′43″N 2°44′36″E / 50.5119°N 2.7433°E / 50.5119; 2.7433
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Douvrin
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Odette Duriez
Area1 1.77 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 957
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62200 /62149
Elevation 19–31 m (62–102 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.

Cambrin is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


A farming and light industrial village some 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Béthune and 18 miles (29.0 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D166 and the N41 roads, by the banks of the small river Surgeon.
The marshes of Cambrin are an area of ponds and swamps bordering the communes of Cuinchy and Annequin. They cover 22 hectares and are open to the public. This natural space is managed by the Nature Conservatory Sites of Nord and Pas-de-Calais.[1]
As fenland, it plays a major ecological function for the water for the town and surrounding area and contributes to reducing the pollution of surface water. The marshes, which had formerly been used to pump cooling water to the power station of Violaines, consists of a vast wooded wetland. The place is so attractive that a discovery trail has been created for visitors to enjoy their natural heritage. Many species of birds may be observed along this path.


Historical population of Cambrin
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 730 791 814 740 844 957
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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