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The town hall of Noyelles-sous-Lens
The town hall of Noyelles-sous-Lens
Coat of arms of Noyelles-sous-Lens
Coat of arms
Noyelles-sous-Lens is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Noyelles-sous-Lens is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°25′52″N 2°52′25″E / 50.4311°N 2.8736°E / 50.4311; 2.8736Coordinates: 50°25′52″N 2°52′25″E / 50.4311°N 2.8736°E / 50.4311; 2.8736
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Harnes
Intercommunality CA Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Roger
Area1 3.72 km2 (1.44 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 7,079
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 62628 /62221
Elevation 23–43 m (75–141 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.

Noyelles-sous-Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. It is 3 km (2 mi) east of the centre of Lens.


Noyelles-sous-Lens belongs to the Agglomeration community of Lens – Liévin, which consists of 36 communes, with a total population of 250,000 inhabitants.


The Courrières mine disaster on March 10, 1906, affected Noyelles-sous-Lens.

Twin towns[edit]

Noyelles-sous-Lens is twinned with:

Notable people[edit]

Noyelles-sous-Lens was the birthplace of Edita Piekha (born 1937), Russian actress and singer of French and Polish heritage.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Twinning: Archived 2010-01-24 at the Wayback Machine. Roundstone News, January 2009

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