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The town hall of Ourton
The town hall of Ourton
Coat of arms of Ourton
Coat of arms
Ourton is located in France
Coordinates: 50°27′23″N 2°28′48″E / 50.4564°N 2.48°E / 50.4564; 2.48Coordinates: 50°27′23″N 2°28′48″E / 50.4564°N 2.48°E / 50.4564; 2.48
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Auchel
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Charles Cordonnier
Area1 5.28 km2 (2.04 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 771
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62642 /62460
Elevation 73–163 m (240–535 ft)
(avg. 96 m or 315 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.

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


Ourton is situated some 6 miles (9.7 km) southwest of Béthune and 32 miles (51.5 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D86e and N41 roads.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
726 732 703 726 704 700 771
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Vaast, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • A sixteenth century manorhouse.
  • Remains of an ancient chateau.

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