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Town hall of Sallaumines
Town hall of Sallaumines
Sallaumines is located in France
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Lens-Est
Intercommunality Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gilbert Rolos
Area1 3.82 km2 (1.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 10,517
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62771 / 62430
Elevation 27–54 m (89–177 ft)
(avg. 43 m or 141 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.

Sallaumines is a commune of northern France.


  • Administration 1
  • History 2
  • Geography 3
  • Transportation 4
  • Twin towns 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Sallaumines is located in the Pas-de-Calais department. It belongs to the Lens-Liévin intercommunality which consists of 36 communes, with a total population of 250,000 inhabitants.


The history of the area remains marked by the Courrières mine disaster which caused 1099 deaths on 10 March 1906 on the territories of Billy-Montigny, Méricourt and Sallaumines.

On 18 June, 1916 Max Immelmann, the first German World War I flying ace, was killed by the British 25 Squadron Royal Flying Corps while flying over the area.


Its nearby communes are Méricourt to the southeast, Avion to the southwest, Lens to the west, Loison-sous-Lens to the north, Harnes to the northeast and Montigny-en-Gohelle to the east.


The A21 motorway passes north of the town. Sallaumines has a train station (Gare de Sallaumines) on the line from Lens to Lille, and another one (Gare de Pont-de-Sallaumines) on the line from Lens to Valenciennes.

Twin towns

  • Trbovlje, central-eastern Slovenia. The two mining places are twins since 1964. There is a street in Sallaumines named Trbovlje, and a street in Trbovlje named Sallaumines. There are also regular exchanges of schoolchildren between them.[1]
  • Wodzisław Śląski, Poland

See also


  1. ^ Rogelj, Ajda (5 April 2013). "Ali ste vedeli ... da so ulico v Trbovljah poimenovali Sallaumines" [Did You Know... That a Street in Trbovlje Has Been Named Sallaumines]. Rodna gruda (in Slovenian). Združenje Slovenska izseljenska matica. 

External links

  • Communauté d'Agglomération de Lens-Liévin (in French)
  • INSEE commune file
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