Dourges

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Dourges
Commune
The town hall of Dourges
The town hall of Dourges
Coat of arms of Dourges
Coat of arms
Dourges is located in France
Dourges
Dourges
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Dourges is located in Hauts-de-France
Dourges
Dourges
Coordinates: 50°26′13″N 2°59′15″E / 50.4369°N 2.9875°E / 50.4369; 2.9875Coordinates: 50°26′13″N 2°59′15″E / 50.4369°N 2.9875°E / 50.4369; 2.9875
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementLens
CantonHénin-Beaumont-1
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération d'Hénin-Carvin
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jeanne-Marie Dubois
Area110.48 km2 (4.05 sq mi)
Population (2004)25,704
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code62274 /62119
Elevation23–35 m (75–115 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.

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

Geography[edit]

An ex-coalmining commune, now a light industrial and farming town, situated some 8 miles (12.9 km) east of Lens, at junction 17 of the A21 and the A1 autoroutes. The canalized Deule river flows through the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Dourges
Year1962196819751982199019992004
Population5162574654025201580656765704
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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