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Coat of arms of Gosnay
Coat of arms
Gosnay is located in France
Coordinates: 50°30′29″N 2°35′15″E / 50.5081°N 2.5875°E / 50.5081; 2.5875Coordinates: 50°30′29″N 2°35′15″E / 50.5081°N 2.5875°E / 50.5081; 2.5875
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Barlin
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Francis Verloo
Area1 2.21 km2 (0.85 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,195
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62377 / 62199
Elevation 25–61 m (82–200 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.

Gosnay is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


A former coal-mining town, now a light industrial and farming village, situated some 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Béthune and 25 miles (40.2 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D181 and the N41 roads. Junction 6 of the A26 autoroute is about 1/2 mile east.


Historical population of Gosnay
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 1267 1388 1297 1178 1226 1195
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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