Dourges

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Dourges
The town hall of Dourges
The town hall of Dourges
Coat of arms of Dourges
Location of Dourges
Dourges is located in France
Dourges
Dourges
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
IntercommunalityCA Hénin-Carvin
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Tony Franconville
Area
1
10.48 km2 (4.05 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
5,928
 • Density570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62274 /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.

Dourges (French pronunciation: ​[duʁʒ]) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.[2]

Geography[edit]

An ex-coalmining commune, now a light industrial and farming town, situated some 8 miles (13 km) east of Lens, at junction 17 of the A21 and the A1 autoroutes. The canalized river Deûle flows through the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 5,746—    
1975 5,402−0.88%
1982 5,201−0.54%
1990 5,806+1.39%
1999 5,676−0.25%
2007 5,637−0.09%
2012 5,684+0.17%
2017 5,891+0.72%
Source: INSEE[3]

Places of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ INSEE commune file
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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