Model of the Eiffel Tower at the crossroads
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Luc Wéry|
|Area1||5.73 km2 (2.21 sq mi)|
|• Density||540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62737 /62114|
39–90 m (128–295 ft) |
(avg. 79 m or 259 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.
Sains-en-Gohelle is an ex-coalmining town, nowadays a farming and light industrial commune, 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of Lens, at the junction of the D937 and the D166 roads. The A26 autoroute passes through the town.
Excavation of Mine 10 by the Compagnie des mines de Béthune started in July 1900 at Sains-en-Gohelle, and eventually reached 730 metres (2,400 ft). Shaft 10bis was started in July 1901 and reached 791 metres (2,595 ft). Production started in 1903. The mine closed in 1957 and was back-filled in 1972. Surface installations were destroyed in 1975.
|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
- The church of St.Vaast, dating from the twelfth century.
- The modern church of Saint Marguerite.
- Compagnie de Béthune (in French), Association MINING, retrieved 2017-07-31
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- Official town website (in French)
- Website of the Communaupole de Lens-Liévin(in French)
- Sains-en-Gohelle on the Quid website (in French)
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