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
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Grenay is located in Hauts-de-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 CA 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 UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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.

Coal mining[edit]

Excavation of the 640 metres (2,100 ft) Mine 11 at Grenay by the Compagnie des mines de Béthune began in October 1904. Excavation of the 749 metres (2,457 ft) Shaft 11bis, for ventilation, began in May 1906. Extraction started in April 1908. The shafts were back-filled in 1967 and the surface installions destroyed in 1969.[3]


Historical population of Grenay, Pas-de-Calais
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
  3. ^ Compagnie de Béthune (in French), Association MINING, retrieved 2017-07-31 

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