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Coat of arms of Leforest
Coat of arms
Leforest is located in France
Coordinates: 50°26′17″N 3°03′54″E / 50.4381°N 3.065°E / 50.4381; 3.065Coordinates: 50°26′17″N 3°03′54″E / 50.4381°N 3.065°E / 50.4381; 3.065
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Hénin-Beaumont-2
Intercommunality CA Hénin-Carvin
 • Mayor (2008–2015) Christian Musial
Area1 6.22 km2 (2.40 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 7,129
 • Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62497 /62790
Elevation 20–66 m (66–217 ft)
(avg. 24 m or 79 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.

Leforest is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


Leforest is situated some 12 miles (19.3 km) east of Lens, at the junction of the D161 and the D120 roads.


The inhabitants are called Leforestois.

Historical population of Leforest
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 7380 7989 8047 7882 7195 6746 7129
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 St.Nicolas, dating from the eighteenth century.

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