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Coordinates: 50°29′56″N 2°40′51″E / 50.4989°N 2.6808°E / 50.4989; 2.6808Coordinates: 50°29′56″N 2°40′51″E / 50.4989°N 2.6808°E / 50.4989; 2.6808

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Nœux-les-Mines
Intercommunality Nœux et environs
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Dobrowolski
 • Land1 4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 2,190
 • Population2 density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62480 / 62113
Elevation 18–44 m (59–144 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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.

Labourse is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


A large farming and light industrial village, situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Béthune and 22 miles (35.4 km) southwest of Lille on the D65 and the D943. The commune is also traversed by the A26 autoroute.


Historical population of Labourse
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 2130220119261711205720282190
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • A nineteenth-century chateau.
  • The church of St. Martin, rebuilt in the 16th century.
  • The chapel, rebuilt, along with most of the village, after World War I.
  • A museum, telling of the deportations of World War II.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • The CWGC graves in the communal cemetery
  • Labourse on the Quid website (French)
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