Dourges

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Dourges
The town hall of Dourges
The town hall of Dourges
Coat of arms of Dourges
Coat of arms
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
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération d'Hénin-Carvin
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jeanne-Marie Dubois
Area
1
10.48 km2 (4.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
5,869
 • Density560/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 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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External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.