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Coat of arms of Fouquières-lès-Lens
Coat of arms
Fouquières-lès-Lens is located in France
Coordinates: 50°25′46″N 2°54′49″E / 50.4294°N 2.9136°E / 50.4294; 2.9136Coordinates: 50°25′46″N 2°54′49″E / 50.4294°N 2.9136°E / 50.4294; 2.9136
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Noyelles-sous-Lens
Intercommunality Communaupole de Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Bouchez
Area1 4.14 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
Population (2004)2 6,939
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62351 / 62740
Elevation 22–43 m (72–141 ft)
(avg. 49 m or 161 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.

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


An ex-coalmining town situated some 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Lens, at the junction of the D46 and the A21 autoroute.


Historical population of Fouquières-lès-Lens
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2004
Population 8928 8801 7758 7550 7038 6898 6939
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 most of the village, after the First World War.
  • The war memorial.

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