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Subject: Agglomeration community of Lens – Liévin, Arrondissement of Lens, Harold Cole
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Coordinates: 50°26′20″N 2°51′12″E / 50.4389°N 2.8533°E / 50.4389; 2.8533Coordinates: 50°26′20″N 2°51′12″E / 50.4389°N 2.8533°E / 50.4389; 2.8533

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Lens-Nord-Est
Intercommunality Communaupole de Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Kruszka
 • Land1 3.55 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 5,586
 • Population2 density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62523 / 62218
Elevation 24–48 m (79–157 ft)
(avg. 24 m or 79 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.

Loison-sous-Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


Loison-sous-Lens is a suburban town, one mile east of the centre of Lens, at the junction of the D917 and the D162e roads. Bounded to the west by the A21 autoroute and to the south by the Lens Canal.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
5099 5223 4802 5022 5688 5579 5586
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The church of St.Vaast, dating from the twentieth century.
  • A war memorial.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Official Web site (French)
  • Website of the Communaupole de Lens-Liévin (French)
  • Loison-sous-Lens on the Quid website (French)
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