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Sailly-sur-la-Lys is located in France
Coordinates: 50°39′30″N 2°46′15″E / 50.6583°N 2.7708°E / 50.6583; 2.7708Coordinates: 50°39′30″N 2°46′15″E / 50.6583°N 2.7708°E / 50.6583; 2.7708
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Laventie
Intercommunality Monts de Flandre–Plaine de la Lys
 • Mayor (2014–2020[1]) Jean-Claude Thorez[1]
Area1 9.7 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 4,027
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62736 / 62840
Elevation 13–19 m (43–62 ft)
(avg. 17 m or 56 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.

Sailly-sur-la-Lys is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


Sailly-sur-la-Lys is a large farming and light industrial village situated some 9 miles (14.5 km) northeast of Béthune and 12 miles (19.3 km) west northwest of Lille, at the junction of the D945 and D66 roads. The Lys River forms much of the western and northern boundary of the commune.[2]


Historical population of Sailly-sur-la-Lys
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1789 1924 2049 2919 3889 3981 4108
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

Prévôté of Sailly-sur-la-Lys

The prévôté is a fortified building located by the parish cemetery, near the Lys. It includes the remains of the prison and the courts of justice. A chapel dedicated to the Virgin complements the construction. The gateway, which was destroyed in the sixteenth century and rebuilt in 1612, is defended by two towers with mullioned windows. Before the French Revolution, it was the provost that represented the abbot of Saint-Vaast in all matters civil and judicial.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Préfecture du Pas-de-Calais, ed. (3 July 2014). "Liste des communes et des maires" [List of communes and mayors] (xls) (in French). Retrieved 21 February 2015. .
  2. ^ "Sailly-sur-la-Lys". OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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