Meurchin

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Meurchin
The town hall of Meurchin
The town hall of Meurchin
Coat of arms of Meurchin
Coat of arms
Location of Meurchin
Meurchin is located in France
Meurchin
Meurchin
Meurchin is located in Hauts-de-France
Meurchin
Meurchin
Coordinates: 50°29′52″N 2°53′27″E / 50.4978°N 2.8908°E / 50.4978; 2.8908Coordinates: 50°29′52″N 2°53′27″E / 50.4978°N 2.8908°E / 50.4978; 2.8908
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementLens
CantonWingles
IntercommunalityCA Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Laurent Maillard
Area
1
4.64 km2 (1.79 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,836
 • Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62573 /62410
Elevation17–45 m (56–148 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

Meurchin is a former coalmining town, nowadays a farming and light industrial town, 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Lens, at the junction of the D164 and the D165 roads.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
3308 3397 3252 3422 3748 3632 3690
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Peter, rebuilt along with most of the town, after the First World War.
  • The German military cemetery.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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