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Coordinates: 50°29′52″N 2°53′27″E / 50.4978°N 2.8908°E / 50.4978; 2.8908Coordinates: 50°29′52″N 2°53′27″E / 50.4978°N 2.8908°E / 50.4978; 2.8908{{#coordinates:50.4978|2.8908|type:city(3690)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Nord-Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Lens</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Wingles</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Communaupole de Lens-Liévin</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Laurent Maillard</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 4.64 km2 (1.79 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 3,690</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62573 / 62410</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Meurchin is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

Meurchin is a former coalmining town, nowadays a farming and light industrial town, Script error: No such module "convert". northeast of Lens, at the junction of the D164 and the D165 roads.

Population

Meurchin
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Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
3308 3397 3252 3422 3748 3632 3690
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The church of St.Peter, rebuilt along with most of the town, after the First World War.
  • The German military cemetery.

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