The church of Saint-Henri, in Libercourt
|Intercommunality||Communauté d'agglomération d'Hénin-Carvin|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Daniel Maciejasz|
|6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||21–41 m (69–135 ft) |
(avg. 16 m or 52 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
An ex-coalmining town, now farming town with some light industry, surrounded by woods and lakes, situated some 12 miles (19.3 km) northeast of Lens, at the junction of the D954 and the D46 roads, with junction 18 of the A1 autoroute in the north of the commune.
Libercourt was once an integral part of the neighbouring town of Carvin. It became an independent commune in 1947. The discovery of coal led to the creation of large towns in the region. The tiny hamlet of Libercourt became a mining town forming part of the conurbation on the territory centred on Lens. Libercourt became home to many Polish immigrants looking for and finding work in the mining industry during the early part of the 20th century. During two world wars, Libercourt and its people suffered severely at the hands of the invading Germans who knew all too well the importance to the regional economy of this mining and railway centre.
|Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the nineteenth century.
- The modern church of St.Henri.
- A war memorial.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Libercourt.|
- Commune website ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- The war memorial at Libercourt ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Libercourt on the Quid website ‹See Tfd›(in French)
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