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Gauchin-Légal is located in France
Coordinates: 50°24′56″N 2°34′58″E / 50.4156°N 2.5828°E / 50.4156; 2.5828Coordinates: 50°24′56″N 2°34′58″E / 50.4156°N 2.5828°E / 50.4156; 2.5828
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Houdain
Intercommunality Artois
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Claude Lemaitre
Area1 6.03 km2 (2.33 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 337
 • Density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62366 /62150
Elevation 85–167 m (279–548 ft)
(avg. 93 m or 305 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.

Gauchin-Légal (or Gauchin-le-Gal) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


A farming village situated some 10 miles (16.1 km) south of Béthune and 29 miles (46.7 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D73 and the D341 roads. A small stream, the ‘ruisseau Caucourt’, a tributary of the river Lawe, flows through the village.


Historical population of Gauchin-Légal
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2012
Population 271 272 245 227 296 331 337
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]

  • "Le Gal", a sandstone rock chained to another on the village square.
  • The church of St. Joseph, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The eighteenth-century château.

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