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Labourse is located in France
Coordinates: 50°29′56″N 2°40′51″E / 50.4989°N 2.6808°E / 50.4989; 2.6808Coordinates: 50°29′56″N 2°40′51″E / 50.4989°N 2.6808°E / 50.4989; 2.6808
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Nœux-les-Mines
Intercommunality Nœux et environs
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Dobrowolski
Area1 4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,190
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62480 / 62113
Elevation 18–44 m (59–144 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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.

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


A large farming and light industrial village, situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Béthune and 22 miles (35.4 km) southwest of Lille on the D65 and the D943. The commune is also traversed by the A26 autoroute.


Historical population of Labourse
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 2130 2201 1926 1711 2057 2028 2190
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]

  • A nineteenth-century chateau.
  • The church of St. Martin, rebuilt in the 16th century.
  • The chapel, rebuilt, along with most of the village, after World War I.
  • A museum, telling of the deportations of World War II.

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