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Lourches - Château du directeur de la Compagnie des mines de Douchy (02).JPG
Coat of arms of Lourches
Coat of arms
Lourches is located in France
Coordinates: 50°18′54″N 3°21′22″E / 50.315°N 3.356°E / 50.315; 3.356Coordinates: 50°18′54″N 3°21′22″E / 50.315°N 3.356°E / 50.315; 3.356
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Valenciennes
Canton Denain
Intercommunality Porte du Hainaut
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marc Montuelle
Area1 2.65 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 3,781
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59361 /59156
Elevation 28–42 m (92–138 ft)
(avg. 38 m or 125 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.

Lourches is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.


Arms of Lourches
The arms of Lourches are blazoned :

Azure, semy de lys Or. = France Ancient (Ansacq, Brillon, Escaudain, Escautpont, Hélesmes, Hérin, Lecelles, Lieu-Saint-Amand, Lourches, Neuville-sur-Escaut, Rosult, Rumegies and Wignehies use the same arms.)

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