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Coat of arms of Dourges
Coat of arms
Dourges is located in France
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
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Leforest
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération d'Hénin-Carvin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Defrancq
Area1 10.48 km2 (4.05 sq mi)
Population (2004)2 5,704
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62274 / 62119
Elevation 23–35 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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


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.


Historical population of Dourges
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2004
Population 5162 5746 5402 5201 5806 5676 5704
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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