Chocques

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Chocques
The church of Chocques
The church of Chocques
Coat of arms of Chocques
Coat of arms
Location of Chocques
Chocques is located in France
Chocques
Chocques
Chocques is located in Hauts-de-France
Chocques
Chocques
Coordinates: 50°32′33″N 2°34′26″E / 50.5425°N 2.5739°E / 50.5425; 2.5739Coordinates: 50°32′33″N 2°34′26″E / 50.5425°N 2.5739°E / 50.5425; 2.5739
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonBéthune
IntercommunalityCA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yvon Massart
Area
1
7.95 km2 (3.07 sq mi)
Population
(1999)2
2,918
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62224 /62920
Elevation18–70 m (59–230 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Chocques is a farming village by the banks of the river Clarence, some 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Béthune and 30 miles (48.3 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D70 and the N43 roads. The A26 autoroute passes by a half-mile away.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Chocques
Year196219681975198219901999
Population350737363447322129902918
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 Notre-Dame, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The war memorial.
  • The remains of an 11th-century castle.

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