Meurchin

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Meurchin
Commune
The town hall of Meurchin
The town hall of Meurchin
Coat of arms of Meurchin
Coat of arms
Meurchin is located in France
Meurchin
Meurchin
Location within Hauts-de-France region
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
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Wingles
Intercommunality CA Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Laurent Maillard
Area1 4.64 km2 (1.79 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,690
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62573 /62410
Elevation 17–45 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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.

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