Grenay is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. It is part of the arrondissement of Lens, the canton of Wingles and the Communaupole de Lens-Liévin. Its population was 6,899 in 2013. The mayor announced his resignation on 31 March 2019; he was replaced by his first deputy Mathieu Feutry pending election
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Mathieu Feutry|
|3.22 km2 (1.24 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||48–80 m (157–262 ft) |
(avg. 60 m or 200 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Excavation of the 640 metres (2,100 ft) Mine 11 at Grenay by the Compagnie des mines de Béthune began in October 1904. Excavation of the 749 metres (2,457 ft) Shaft 11bis, for ventilation, began in May 1906. Extraction started in April 1908. The shafts were back-filled in 1967 and the surface installions destroyed in 1969.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interestEdit
- The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the eighteenth century.
- The church of St.Louise, dating from the twentieth century.
- The war memorial and the CWGC graves.
- An extremely old tree.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Grenay (Pas-de-Calais).|
- Official town website (in French)
- CWGC cemetery
- Website of the Communaupole de Lens-Liévin (in French)
- Grenay on the Quid website (in French)