Cambrin

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Cambrin
The church of Cambrin
The church of Cambrin
Coat of arms of Cambrin
Coat of arms
Location of Cambrin
Cambrin is located in France
Cambrin
Cambrin
Cambrin is located in Hauts-de-France
Cambrin
Cambrin
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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonDouvrin
IntercommunalityCA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Odette Duriez
Area
1
1.77 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,203
 • Density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62200 /62149
Elevation19–31 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.

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

Geography[edit]

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.[2]
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.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Cambrin
Year196219681975198219901999
Population730791814740844957
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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Conservatoire des Sites Naturels du Nord et du Pas de Calais". Archived from the original on 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2018-11-17.

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