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Model of the Eiffel Tower at the crossroads
Model of the Eiffel Tower at the crossroads
Coat of arms of Sains-en-Gohelle
Coat of arms
Sains-en-Gohelle is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Sains-en-Gohelle is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°26′43″N 2°41′04″E / 50.4453°N 2.6844°E / 50.4453; 2.6844Coordinates: 50°26′43″N 2°41′04″E / 50.4453°N 2.6844°E / 50.4453; 2.6844
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Bully-les-Mines
Intercommunality CA Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Wéry
Area1 5.73 km2 (2.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,106
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 62737 /62114
Elevation 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 a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


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.

Coal mining[edit]

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.[1]


Historical population of Sains-en-Gohelle
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]

  • The church of St.Vaast, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The modern church of Saint Marguerite.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Compagnie de Béthune (in French), Association MINING, retrieved 2017-07-31

External links[edit]