Arrondissement of Lens

The arrondissement of Lens is an arrondissement of northern France in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region. It has 50 communes.[2] Its population is 367,839 (2016), and its area is 351.5 km2 (135.7 sq mi).[3]

Lens
Location within the region Hauts-de-France
Location within the region Hauts-de-France
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
No. of communes50
SubprefectureLens
Area
351.5 km2 (135.7 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
368,212
 • Density1,048/km2 (2,710/sq mi)
INSEE code627

CompositionEdit

The communes of the arrondissement of Lens, and their INSEE codes, are:[2]

  1. Ablain-Saint-Nazaire (62001)
  2. Acheville (62003)
  3. Aix-Noulette (62019)
  4. Angres (62032)
  5. Annay (62033)
  6. Avion (62065)
  7. Bénifontaine (62107)
  8. Billy-Montigny (62133)
  9. Bois-Bernard (62148)
  10. Bouvigny-Boyeffles (62170)
  11. Bully-les-Mines (62186)
  12. Carency (62213)
  13. Carvin (62215)
  14. Courcelles-lès-Lens (62249)
  15. Courrières (62250)
  16. Dourges (62274)
  17. Drocourt (62277)
  18. Éleu-dit-Leauwette (62291)
  19. Estevelles (62311)
  20. Évin-Malmaison (62321)
  21. Fouquières-lès-Lens (62351)
  22. Givenchy-en-Gohelle (62371)
  23. Gouy-Servins (62380)
  24. Grenay (62386)
  25. Harnes (62413)
  26. Hénin-Beaumont (62427)
  27. Hulluch (62464)
  28. Leforest (62497)
  29. Lens (62498)
  30. Libercourt (62907)
  31. Liévin (62510)
  32. Loison-sous-Lens (62523)
  33. Loos-en-Gohelle (62528)
  34. Mazingarbe (62563)
  35. Méricourt (62570)
  36. Meurchin (62573)
  37. Montigny-en-Gohelle (62587)
  38. Noyelles-Godault (62624)
  39. Noyelles-sous-Lens (62628)
  40. Oignies (62637)
  41. Pont-à-Vendin (62666)
  42. Rouvroy (62724)
  43. Sains-en-Gohelle (62737)
  44. Sallaumines (62771)
  45. Servins (62793)
  46. Souchez (62801)
  47. Vendin-le-Vieil (62842)
  48. Villers-au-Bois (62854)
  49. Vimy (62861)
  50. Wingles (62895)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Lens was created in 1962 from part of the arrondissement of Béthune.[4][5] In January 2007 it absorbed the two cantons of Avion and Rouvroy from the arrondissement of Arras.[4] At the January 2017 reorganisation of the arrondissements of Pas-de-Calais, it gained eight communes from the arrondissement of Arras, and it lost one commune to the arrondissement of Béthune.[6]

As a result of the reorganisation of the cantons of France which came into effect in 2015, the borders of the cantons are no longer related to the borders of the arrondissements. The cantons of the arrondissement of Lens were, as of January 2015:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Téléchargement du fichier d'ensemble des populations légales en 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Lens (627)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Historique du Pas-de-Calais
  5. ^ Décret n°62-6 du 10 janvier 1962
  6. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 20 December 2016" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-10-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 50°26′N 2°50′E / 50.43°N 2.83°E / 50.43; 2.83