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Coat of arms of Courcelles-lès-Lens
Coat of arms
Courcelles-lès-Lens is located in France
Coordinates: 50°25′07″N 3°01′08″E / 50.4186°N 3.0189°E / 50.4186; 3.0189Coordinates: 50°25′07″N 3°01′08″E / 50.4186°N 3.0189°E / 50.4186; 3.0189
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Leforest
Intercommunality Hénin-Courcelles-lès-Lens
 • Mayor (2014–present) Jean-François Graf
Area1 5.56 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Population (2005)2 6,144
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62249 / 62970
Elevation 20–45 m (66–148 ft)
(avg. 29 m or 95 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.

Courcelles-lès-Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


An ex-coalmining commune, now a light industrial and farming town, situated some 10 miles (16.1 km) east of Lens, on the D160 road, sandwiched by the N43 and the A21 autoroute. The canalized Deule river forms the north-eastern border of the commune.


Historical population of Courcelles-lès-Lens
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2005
Population 5582 5965 5874 5855 6343 6119 6144
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 St.Vaast, rebuilt, as was much of the town, after the First World War.

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