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Coat of arms of Chocques
Coat of arms
Chocques is located in France
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
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Béthune-Nord
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yvon Massart
Area1 7.95 km2 (3.07 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,918
 • Density 370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62224 / 62920
Elevation 18–70 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.


A farming village by the banks of the Clarence River, 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.


Historical population of Chocques
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 3507 3736 3447 3221 2990 2918
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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