The church of Gosnay
|Intercommunality||CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Francis Verloo|
|Area1||2.21 km2 (0.85 sq mi)|
|• 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.
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.
|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
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery.
- The church of St.Leger, dating from the 17th century.
- The remains of two Carthusian monasteries and a mill.
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