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Wingles is located in France
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Wingles
Intercommunality Lesn-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Dassonvalle
Area1 5.93 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 8,273
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62895 / 62410
Elevation 14–36 m (46–118 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 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.

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


An ex-coalmining area, now a farming and light industrial town, Wingles lies 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Lens, at the junction of the N47, D39 and the D165 roads.


Historical population of Wingles
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 8560 8946 8348 8472 8742 8691 8273
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • The church of St.Leger, rebuilt along with the rest of the town, after World War I.
==Notable people
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