Grenay, Pas-de-Calais

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The church of Grenay
The church of Grenay
Coat of arms of Grenay
Coat of arms
Grenay is located in France
Coordinates: 50°27′10″N 2°44′38″E / 50.4528°N 2.7439°E / 50.4528; 2.7439Coordinates: 50°27′10″N 2°44′38″E / 50.4528°N 2.7439°E / 50.4528; 2.7439
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Wingles
Intercommunality Communaupole de Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Champiré
Area1 3.22 km2 (1.24 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 6,899
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62386 /62160
Elevation 48–80 m (157–262 ft)
(avg. 60 m or 200 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.

Grenay is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. It is part of the arrondissement of Lens, the canton of Wingles and the Communaupole de Lens-Liévin.[1] Its population was 6,899 in 2013.[2]


An ex-coalmining and light industrial town situated some 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of Lens, at the junction of the D165 and the D58.


Historical population of Grenay, Pas-de-Calais
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2004 2013
Population 7396 8063 6902 5875 6213 6395 6427 6899
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 Notre-Dame, dating from the eighteenth century.
  • The church of St.Louise, dating from the twentieth century.
  • The war memorial and the CWGC graves.
  • An extremely old tree.

Twin town[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ INSEE, geographic data for Grenay
  2. ^ INSEE, statistics data for Grenay

External links[edit]