From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The town hall of Meurchin
The town hall of Meurchin
Coat of arms of Meurchin
Coat of arms
Meurchin is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Meurchin is located in Hauts-de-France
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
 • 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.


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 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]


External links[edit]